It is a real drama that took place Thursday evening around 6:40 p.m. in Plogoff in southern Finistère.

A couple of parents and their 12-year-old child were hit by a wave and drowned, we learned from the Atlantic Maritime Prefecture last night.

According to initial findings, the three people were swept away by a wave while fishing on the dike.

Three other children in the family, aged 13 to 15 and who for their part had not climbed the dike, are safe and sound but shocked.

They were taken care of by the medical and psychological services.

"Unless new elements arise, this drama will a priori have no legal consequences, no offense being noted at this stage," said the public prosecutor of Quimper Carine Halley.

"A strong swell but the weather was not unfavorable"

The two adults, 55 years old for the father and 33 years old for the mother, were recovered around 7:30 p.m. in cardiorespiratory arrest but the rescuers were unable to revive them.

The child's lifeless body was recovered shortly after 10 p.m., leading to the suspension of the search.

The family had lived for several years in Audierne, a few kilometers from the scene of the tragedy.

The tragedy occurred around 6:40 p.m., just over an hour before high tide, in Pors-Loubous.

The sea at this location, located a few kilometers from the Pointe du Raz, was agitated by a strong swell but the weather was not unfavorable, said a spokeswoman for the maritime prefecture.

A wave suddenly took the three people on the dike.

"They were swept out to sea," said Finistère prefecture chief of staff David Fotlz.

There is "no explanation" for such a tragedy at the moment, no major weather reason, he added.

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