Divers recover woman’s body from French lake

Police divers recovered on Thursday the body of a 20-year-old South Korean woman who went missing on a French lake earlier this week, emergency services said.

The woman, whose name was not given, disappeared after jumping from a pedal boat into Saint-Cassien lake in the south eastern Var region on Sunday.

Her family, accompanied by South Korean embassy staff, identified the body after it was recovered from the bottom of the lake at about 6:00 pm (1600 GMT).

Police in Fayence have opened an inquiry into the circumstances of the death under the authority of local prosecutors.

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Three die in kayak tragedy off northern French coast

Three people have died while kayaking off the northern French coast, authorities said Sunday.

Three die in kayak tragedy off northern French coast
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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 17:45 pm (1645 GMT), with two helicopters and rescue boats involved.