DRAMA A follower boat turned around this Wednesday near the finish of the Route du rhum, in Pointe-à-Pitre. Two people died
An accident killed two people at the finish of the Route du rhum this Wednesday off Pointe-à-Pitre. — Simax-Communication/Sipa
A tragedy has occurred at; the arrival of the Route du rhum this Wednesday morning in Guadeloupe. Two people died at following the capsizing of a follower boat, according to the prosecutor of the Republic of Pointe-à-Pitre Patrick Desjardins.
A judicial inquiry has been made. opened for manslaughter, indicated the parquet floor which underlined that “ the precise report [was] pending ». The boat was chartered; by the organization of the race, clarified the prosecutor.
11 people at; aboard the boat
According to the television channel Guadeloupe La Première, the boat was one of the many follower boats behind the winner of the race Charles Caudrélier. She returned to one nautical mile from the finish line. 11 people were at the board, one of which was wedged under the hull.
If all of them could be recovered by the Company rescue at sea (SNSM), before being taken care of at firefighters, two of them were in cardiorespiratory arrest and died.