Illustration of a beach on the Glénan archipelago, in Finistère.


Angot / SIPA

It was 10 a.m. Sunday morning when Etel's Regional Operational Surveillance and Rescue Center (CROSS) was alerted.

The owner of a semi-rigid was worried to see one of his divers in difficulty near the island of Penfret, in the Glénan archipelago (Finistère).

Gone in apnea, the man seemed in distress.

Significant resources mobilizing the Glénan firefighters, the Bénodet SNSM and the Civil Security Dragon 29 helicopter are deployed.

Divers are also on board the maritime affairs patrol vessel “Iris”.

It will take them several hours to locate the inert body of the diver.

Found four meters deep, the freediver could not be resuscitated.

His death was declared by a doctor from Samu.

There, the sea conditions were beautiful and a light wind was blowing.

The Glénan archipelago is a popular place for scuba diving enthusiasts.


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  • Accident

  • Apnea

  • Miscellaneous

  • Drowning

  • Diving