Illustration of an intervention by the SNSM, here in Arcachon. - Eric Beracassat / SIPA
They can say they have a lucky star. This weekend, three young people were saved by chance of life while they were in difficulty and hung on a buoy in the middle of a rough sea off Gruissan in the Aude. Indeed, the rescuers of the National Sea Rescue Society of Port-La-Nouvelle spotted them on their way while they were operating on a completely different operation.
When they were about to refuel their helicopter, they accidentally saw a jet-ski adrift then the three young Toulouse people clinging to a cardinal buoy. A miracle because it could have ended very badly. At nightfall. One of them also presented signs of hypothermia according to Midi Libre. For the anecdote, the three survivors only learned after their rescue that the rescuers were not coming for them and that it was mere chance that put them on their way.
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