LILLE, FRANCE (AFP) – Three people have died while kayaking off the northern French coast, authorities said yesterday.
A fourth person aged 15 was rescued, suffering from hypothermia, and taken to hospital, they added.
The Amiens prefecture said the bodies of a man and a woman in their 50s were found on the beach at Crotoy after midnight while the body of another man was recovered later.
It said eight kayakers, members of a local club at Saint-Valery-Sur-Somme, set out Saturday afternoon but they split up into two groups, with four returning to base and the others continuing, aiming for Cayeux-sur-Mer down the coast.
The alarm was raised at 17.45pm, with two helicopters and rescue boats involved.