Two of the four survivors, rescuers, Christophe Monera, President of the SNSM des Sables, and David Brossard, diver c dead boat, gave a press conference together with Xavier de La Gorce, national President of the SNSM.
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“When we went into the sea, everything was as it should be. After the canal, we usually went West, as we were taught by old men. With the crew all was in order. Except for the fact that the engine was supplied with water,” said Christophe Monero.
In this case the boat became impossible to maneuver quickly, began to grow the roll.
“They tried to get out of this situation, but, faced with the violence of the waves, some rescuers were thrown from the boat. This happened just 200 metres from the shore, so they managed to escape and to avoid death. If this had happened 500 metres from the shore, it would have been much more serious, could be seven deaths,” said Xavier De La Gorce.
Three dead rescuers were “caught” in the boat when it capsized. “Their life jackets inflated, and they were pinned to the floor, caught up over the head,” explained Xavier De La Gorce…