Hautes-Pyrénées: A two-year-old child drowns in a river

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DRAMA Despite the intervention of several people, the child could not be rescued in time

Hautes-Pyrénées: A child of two-year-old drowned in a river

A fire truck from Hérault (Illustration). — N. Bonzom/Maxele Presse

A two-year-old girl drowned in a river during the festival in the small village of Villembits, in the Hautes-Pyrénées, during the night of Saturday in April. Sunday, we learned Monday from the gendarmes. After escaping to Due to the vigilance of her family, the little girl found herself with her stroller in the Bouès, a watercourse that crosses the village.

Despite the intervention of several people, the child could not be rescued. time, due to the current and the depth of the river. Firefighters and gendarmes, dispatched to the scene, were unable to revive her.

The mother “very shocked”

“I was unfortunately not present, I was warned at 03:00 in the morning, and I was immediately on the spot. But it was too late. The firefighters were there, the gendarmes, the stroller had been drafted, but the little girl was sadly deceased,” the mayor of Villembits, Henry Lacoste, at; an AFP correspondent.

The child’s mother, “very shocked, was transported to the Lannemezan hospital by the firefighters. It’s a dramatic story (…) It was supposed to be a party, and it’s a disaster,” he added.

An investigation has been open to determine the circumstances of the tragedy and entrusted to the research brigade of the company of Tarbes, with the support of the research section of Toulouse.