A fatal traffic accident claimed the life of a pedestrian in Plougastel-Daoulas (Finistère), trees and electric wires fell on the roads of the department because of the wind, numerous rescue operations at sea… With the storm episode, the firefighters of Finistère intervened more than 70 times between Saturday June 18, 2022 at 6 p.m. and this Sunday June 19 at 9 a.m. According to the fire brigade, there was no “no injuries” apart from the fatal accident in Plougastel on Saturday evening.
The on-call crew of Dragon 29, the civil security helicopter, was also on deck. Shortly after 7 p.m., the rescuers, reinforced by two firefighter divers, saved a kayaker in the bay of Douarnenez. “They were trapped by the weather, explains this Sunday morning Philippe Guyot, the base manager of Dragon 29. One of the two reached the coast after more than an hour of swimming. »
“We recovered the second in severe hypothermia around 7:30 p.m. and he was airlifted to Douarnenez hospital, which was the closest. He was associated with his overturned kayak and his lifejacket clearly saved his life. »