Finistere. A freediver dies during a dive in Glénan

A man lost his life, this Sunday, September 6, 2020 in the morning, in the Glénan archipelago (Finistère). He was diving with friends when they lost track. Shortly after 10 a.m., the alert was given to the Etel Regional Operational Surveillance and Rescue Center (Cross).

The latter mobilized the means to help man. Two helicopters are sent on site, that of Civil Security, Dragon 29 and that of the French Navy, Caiman. The SNSM boat from Bénodet-Sainte-Marine and then that from Trévignon were also mobilized, as were the Glénan firefighters and the Maritime Affairs patrol vessel.

Rescuers look for the man for several hours, helped by firefighters on duty that Sunday in the archipelago. The diver was finally found, under water, at a depth of about 4 meters, by the coastal rescuers of the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (Sdis) of Finistère. He was brought ashore by the SNSM of Trévignon and his death was declared by the Samu.

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