Ferry passenger drowns in Channel

16th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

A cross-Channel ferry passenger drowned off the French port of Calais on Saturday when he fell into the water, French maritime police said.

The P&O ferry company's Pride of Burgundy reported the missing passenger about three nautical miles off Calais as it was heading to Dover shortly before 7:00 pm (1700 GMT).

His lifeless body was found half an hour later after the ferry and the Pride of Calais, which was on its way to Calais, launched a search.

The circumstances of the incident are under investigation. The identity of the passenger was not known.

© 2010 AFP

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