They were fishing on a dike when they were surprised by the swell. Three members of the same family lost their lives on the evening of this Thursday, after being swept away by a wave in Plogoff, a town in Finistère, reports Le Télégramme. Information confirmed overnight by the prefecture. Between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., a family of six was fishing on the Pors Loubous dike, near the Pointe du Raz, when a wave submerged it, according to testimonies collected by the local newspaper. Three of the members of this family, a 33-year-old woman, her companion in her fifties and a 12-year-old boy, were swept away by the swell. Their bodies were recovered in the evening. Three other children who witnessed the scene and were in a state of shock were taken care of by firefighters and transported to hospital. A dangerous area The waves were very high at the end of the day Thursday, making any activity in the dangerous area, recalls the mayor of Plogoff, Joël Yvenou, to the Telegram: “There are circumstances that make the coast dangerous here, I warn people, we must remain extremely careful. “An important rescue system had been deployed to find the three missing family members, mobilizing around forty firefighters from Quimper, Douarnenez and Concarneau in particular, as well as around twenty soldiers. Helicopters, a National Society canoe sea rescue as well as fishing boats had covered the area as part of the search.
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