A three-and-a-half-year-old child was hospitalized in very serious condition late Sunday afternoon after drowning in Bordeaux-Lac.

Around 5:15 p.m., he was taken out of the water by a swimmer before being taken care of by the Gironde firefighters.

The latter managed to resuscitate him on the beach after a few minutes.

⚠️ Swimming not recommended this weekend on the Gironde coast outside supervised areas, due to particularly dangerous weather conditions.

👉Be careful pic.twitter.com/ZnROX5n5cU

— Prefect of New Aquitaine and Gironde 🇫🇷 🇪🇺 (@PrefAquitaine33) May 20, 2022

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He was then transported to the pediatric emergency room in a worrying state.

Many people witnessed the scene.

The beach was crowded between the summer temperatures and the recommendations of the Gironde prefecture not to bathe on the coast.


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