In a statement released this Wednesday noon, the Gironde prefecture "advises against" swimming in the department these days.

Three people died by drowning on the Girondin coast between Sunday and Tuesday, while a swimmer is still missing.

In this context, the prefect of Gironde Fabienne Buccio “calls on people who frequent Gironde beaches, swimmers and practicing nautical activities, to be extremely careful.

"The bathing conditions" are particularly dangerous at the moment given the concordance of various phenomena: swell and waves on board, strong currents and formation of baïnes, high air and water temperatures for the season.

It is therefore appropriate to “redouble caution and avoid bathing.


Very few supervised beaches

The early arrival of summer heat occurs when the beach surveillance posts are hardly open, and very few beaches are therefore supervised.

Surveillance generally takes place later in the season, with the mayors of seaside resorts highlighting the cost of the device.

In this context, the State has however decided to position this Wednesday in Lacanau the Civil Security helicopter from the Bordeaux base (Dragon 33) and a team of divers-firefighters, in addition to their presence on site on weekends. -ends and for the Ascension Bridge.


New Aquitaine: Three deaths on the coast in one day due to baïne currents

A young man drowns, two other people rescued in Lacanau

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