An explosion occurred at the Georges-Bonichot swimming pool in Thourotte (Oise) on Monday.
She seriously injured a diving instructor, responsible for the activity within the establishment.
A bottle of compressed air is the cause of the explosion, reports
The coach was manipulating her at the time of the tragedy.
An experienced and trained victim
The 61-year-old specialist was preparing the material before a lesson.
The investigation entrusted to the gendarmes of Compiègne (Oise) will have to determine if the bottle exploded because of a malfunction or an error of use.
The victim holds "a state certificate and federal diplomas which allow him to take on the technical part of preparing compressed air cylinders", said a lifeguard.
After the explosion, the diver was immediately taken care of by a nurse, a member of the swimming club.
Firefighters then took over.
The sexagenarian was in critical condition and was transferred to Compiègne hospital and then to that of Amiens (Somme).
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