Two dead in France canyoning accident

13th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

CLUSES, France, Aug 13, 2007 (AFP) - A 12-year-old boy and a guide were killed in a canyoning accident in the French alps on Sunday, police said.

CLUSES, France, Aug 13, 2007 (AFP) - A 12-year-old boy and a guide were killed in a canyoning accident in the French alps on Sunday, police said.

The pair were among a group of seven children and two adult monitors who were taking part in a canyoning trip in Balmes near the southeastern town of Cluses, police said.

The boy, whose name has not been released, had passed down one chute when he was carried away by the rapids and drowned.

"A monitor quickly jumped into the water to try to get him and he also was carried away by the current and drowned," said police captain Alain Maury. he said the man was 39 years old.

The second guide also threw herself into the raging stream to attempt a rescue but could not reach the victims and suffered serious injuries.

AFP

Subject: French news

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