missing after jumping into a lake to rescue a man

Illustration of the firefighters of Sdis 44 – J. Urbach/ 20 Minutes

EDIT: The victim, a 63-year-old man, was finally found deceased around 3 p.m.

The alert was given around 8:30 am this Friday morning. At the beginning of the afternoon, around twenty firefighters from Loire-Atlantique are still mobilized in Joué-sur-Erdre, in the north of the department, in search of a man missing after having thrown himself into the lake. of Vioreau. According to the first elements communicated by the departmental fire and rescue service (Sdis), the wanted person wanted to help a man in difficulty, whose boat had overturned.

On their arrival on the scene this morning, the firefighters were quickly able to find and rescue the passenger on the boat, aged 66, who was transported in “relative emergency” to the Châteaubriant hospital center. Surface searches, aided by divers and a drone, have since been engaged in an attempt to locate the other man.



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