In Belle-Ile-en-Mer, a 64-year-old freediver dies in a diving accident

In Belle-Ile-en-Mer, a 64-year-old freediver dies in a diving accident
In Belle-Ile-en-Mer, a 64-year-old freediver dies in a diving accident

This Thursday, May 9, 2024, a diving accident took place in Belle-Ile-en-Mer (Morbihan), in the town of Locmaria, near the tip of Kerdonis. The alert was given at 12:15 p.m.

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

Around 12:50 p.m., time to divert to the area, the two men were picked up by the SNSM (National Sea Rescue Society) launch from Quiberon. They were recovered at sea by a diver. One of the two men was then unconscious, in cardio-respiratory arrest.

Around 1:30 p.m., he was taken care of by the Smur medical team, who came via the civil security helicopter, Dragon 56. The death of this freediver, aged 64, was declared at 2:08 p.m.

The second victim, a man also aged around sixty, was taken by firefighters to the island hospital of Le Palais. Also present, the customs flagship DF 36

What could have happened there? At the time of the accident, the victims’ families were on board a pleasure boat.

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