Thursday, 16 August 2012
Dangers of swimming in Loire explained after 10-year-old drowned
Amboise and the Loire, which claimed the life of 10-year-old on Monday
Following Monday's downing of a ten-year-old boy in the Loire at Amboise on Monday, La Nouvelle République has an article on the dangers of La Loire, which can appear deceptively tranquil. The river has strong currents, particularly around the bridge at Amboise, and water levels can vary dramatically – shallow water abruptly giving way to much deeper trenches. The young boy, who drowned on Monday, is only the latest in a long line of victims.
For this reason swimming in the Loire at Amboise and in some other Loire communes is banned.