One of the three Ilettes lakes, in Sallanches, in Haute-Savoie. - Google Street View
A 16-year-old teenager who bathed in a small lake located in Sallanches, in Haute-Savoie, died of drowned Monday afternoon in circumstances still to be specified, we learned from the firefighters.
His body was recovered around 2:30 p.m. by a lifeguard in one of the three lakes of Ilettes, a set of small bodies of water dedicated to swimming, fishing and windsurfing, said the rescue. According to the Dauphiné Libéré , the adolescent was found in an area of the leisure base which was not supervised by the town's lifeguards.
An open investigation
Originally from the Paris region, the victim was in summer camp with other adolescents in the resort of Saisies. According to the daily, he would have escaped the vigilance of his companions and would have drowned, not knowing how to swim. The lifeguard, then the firefighters, tried in vain to revive him. Contacted, the gendarmerie did not wish to give more information. An investigation was opened to determine the circumstances of the tragedy.