In Belle-Ile-en-Mer, a freediver dies in a diving accident

This Thursday, May 9, 2024, shortly before noon, a diving accident occurred in Belle-Ile-en-Mer (Morbihan). A freediver was killed there.

A view of the Pointe de Kerdonis, where a diving accident caused a victim, this Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Belle-Ile (Morbihan). | WEST FRANCE


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  • A view of the Pointe de Kerdonis, where a diving accident caused a victim, this Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Belle-Ile (Morbihan). | WEST FRANCE

This Thursday, May 9, 2024, shortly before noon, a diving accident took place in Belle-Ile-en-Mer (Morbihan), in the town of Locmaria, near the tip of Kerdonis.

What happened in this place? A major rescue system was launched by the Etel Regional Operational Surveillance and Rescue Center to provide assistance to two freedivers.

A freediver dies on site

One of them was picked up by the SNSM (National Sea Rescue Society) launch from Quiberon and taken to the island hospital of Le Palais. The second victim, rescued by the customs speedboat DF 36, was pronounced dead at the scene. A third diver was also present at the time of the tragedy.

Also dispatched to the area, firefighters as well as the civil security helicopter, Dragon 56. According to initial information, the divers were around sixty years old.

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