He had gone to bathe for three quarters of an hour when one of his relatives, worried not to see him return, gave the alert.
A 30-year-old man died Thursday evening in Mesquer (Loire-Atlantique), after having disappeared at sea, reports the Maritime Prefecture of the Atlantic in a press release.
The swimmer was first found in cardio-respiratory arrest by boaters, around 9 p.m., before being taken care of by the emergency services and brought back to Sorlock beach.
Despite "repeated efforts by Smur and firefighters" to revive him, his death was pronounced at 10:30 p.m.
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