The family, the two parents and their four children, were walking by the sea, when three of them were swept away by a ground swell. The other three children, very shocked, were taken care of. Three members of the same family, the parents and one of the children who were walking on a dike this early Thursday evening in Plogoff (Finistère), were found dead after being swept away by a wave, the prefecture announced. while the family, parents and their four children, strolled. The two adults and one of their children then climbed onto the dike, and were swept away by a ground swell. There was a swell in the ocean but no exceptional climatic events”, explains David Foltz, director of the cabinet of the prefect of Finistère, to BFMTV. Important means of relief deployed Witnesses immediately warned the relief and important means were deployed, including three helicopters, as well as resources from the SNSM (rescue at sea) and firefighters. Fishermen also came to lend a hand. The two adults, aged 55 for the father and 33 for the mother, were recovered around 7:30 p.m. in cardio-respiratory arrest but the rescuers were unable to revive them. , said the chief of staff of the prefect to our microphone. The lifeless body of the child, aged 12, was recovered at 10:10 p.m., leading to the suspension of the search. The three other children, aged 10 to 15, were shocked and taken care of. “The three children were safe and sound but necessarily very shocked psychologically. They were taken care of by the firefighters, a psychological cell was set up. They were taken to the hospital, everything is done to that they are taken care of and protected”, specifies David Foltz. The first witnesses heard this Friday “The gendarmerie which began its investigation (Thursday) noted the first elements and it will hear today the first witnesses of the incident. This will tell us if there was a big wave”, added David Foltz. “The climatic conditions were not exceptional, we were certainly in a fairly high tidal coefficient, but for the moment it was not not a totally rough sea. There was swell but as we are used to on the coast of Finistère (…) at this stage, we absolutely cannot speak of negligence”, explains the director of cabinet. The family lived in Audierne, not far from there, indicated David Foltz to the AFP. “It’s dramatic, there was a strong coefficient and a strong swell”, commented the mayor of Plogoff, Joël Yvenou, quoted by the Telegram. “There are circumstances which make the coast dangerous here, I put the People on guard, you have to be extremely careful. It’s terrible, the season hasn’t started and there are already victims”.
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