Fatal Cave Diving Incident Occurs in France

May 29, 2012 / France, Europe
Font Estramar

Photo by Swisscoucou/Wikipedia

A French cave diver died last Thursday after failing to resurface at Font Estramar, a resurgence near Perpignan in the South of France.

Jean-Luc Armengaud, 52, began a dive at 9:00pm. When he did not resurface by 1:00am, his companion alerted emergency services.

Fire department divers attending the scene soon recovered the body, about 6 meters (20 feet) deep.

Not the first death to occur at the site, divers perished in two previous incidents. One in 1955 and another in 2008.

A volunteer firefighter himself, Jean-Luc had two children aged 16 and 21.

Le village pleure la mort de Jean-Luc Armengaud [lindependant.fr via Scintilena]

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