British kayaker lifeless and two rescued after ‘stepping into difficulties’ in French river

British kayaker lifeless and two rescued after ‘stepping into difficulties’ in French river

A British kayaker has died after allegedly stepping into difficulties in a French river.

The person, in his 50s, was on a kayaking group journey on the Durance river close to Briancon, within the southeast of France, on Tuesday afternoon round 3pm.

However he acquired into problem within the water after his kayak flipped over, native media studies. 

Two others reportedly dove in after the person to try to save him as he was unconscious.

Emergency crews, together with a rescue helicopter, had been deployed and efficiently rescued two of the kayakers, whereas the British man couldn’t be resuscitated after he was pulled out of the river. 

The person, in his 50s, was on a kayaking group journey on the Durance river close to Briancon, within the southeast of France, on Tuesday afternoon (file picture of the Durance)

The person reportedly was an skilled kayaker and was a part of an organised group of ten, based on native studies. 

He reportedly acquired into problem simply ten minutes after the group acquired into their kayaks. 

‘I affirm the dying of a person of English nationality,’ public prosecutor Marion Lozac’hmeur informed outlet Dauphiné Libéré.

An investigation into his dying has been launched by the native authorities.

The water reportedly was at a excessive degree due to melting snow and will have been an element within the man stepping into problem. 

MailOnline has contacted the International Workplace for remark. 

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