Three children dead after boat capsizes on pleasure ride: Report

Three children have died after a pleasure boat they were traveling on reportedly capsized in France.

Citing a French newspaper, the New York Post reports that three children — ages 7, 9, and 13 — died on the scene after a speedboat they were riding on in Normandy, France, capsized on Monday afternoon. According to the report, all three children suffered cardiac arrest and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sun reports that the older victims were girls and that the boy killed was 7 years old. Three adults were also aboard the boat but were not seriously injured, according to the French newspaper.

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Authorities have not yet released the identities of the victims or the adults on the boat. The children who were killed were reportedly trapped in the boat’s cabin, and the vessel was upright when rescuers arrived, according to the report.

“The boat, as well as all the passengers, were brought back to the beach of Passous where they were taken care, in a state of emergency, by the medical teams and the firemen,” a local marine authority reportedly told the French newspaper, explaining that the boat had been attempting a turn near Passous Beach in Agon-Coutainville when it reportedly capsized.

Further details about the circumstances of the boat accident were not immediately clear.

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