The Mediterranean Sea was extremely rough on Wednesday. A total of nine people drowned in the French departments of Hérault, Aude and the Rhone Delta.
The most, five people, drowned in the Hérault department. The victims were between the ages of 64 and 73 and bathed alongside the beaches of Grande-Motte, Agde, Marseillan, Serignan and Vias. On that day, the rescuers also carried out seven rescue operations.
A 58-year-old man and a 71-year-old drowned in the Rhone Delta. In addition, two men were killed near a beach in Leucate, Aude. – In the early Wednesday afternoon, a man of 70 did not manage to return to the shore. His body was later found by a random witness, police said. Then, shortly before 5 p.m. of the same day, the walkers saw a body floating in the sea. It was a 63-year-old holidaymaker who drowned.
France. Violent weather – storms, downpours, floods
In the department of Hérault, there were second-degree warnings for storms, rainfall and floods on Wednesday.
The weather on Thursday was also rough in southeastern France. In the departments along the Mediterranean Sea, there were warnings against rainstorms, storms and floods.
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