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Three French children die after wave hits boat in Channel

August 14, 2019 5:24 am

Three young French children drowned off the Normandy coast when a family’s motorboat was struck by a huge wave and capsized in windy conditions.

Three adults on board survived Monday’s drama, 800m (0.5 miles) off the Agon-Coutainville beach south of Cherbourg.

Rescuers were quickly on the scene, but the boat’s stern was under water, including the cabin where the children were trapped.

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The sisters aged 13 and nine, and boy aged seven, could not be revived.

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