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Drowning on the offshore wind farm, in Erquy: an open judicial investigation – Bretagne


A 70-year-old woman died by drowning on May 2 on Caroual beach in Erquy (22), after falling into one of the electrical connection channels of the Saint-Brieuc Bay offshore wind farm. Work carried out by RTE, manager of the electricity transmission network. These channels had been filled in their land part, a filling that was in the process of being in the maritime area where the septuagenarian from Rennes fell.

As of May 3, an investigation was carried out, in flagrance, for manslaughter. Since then, relates a press release from the public prosecutor dated this Tuesday, May 24: “Extremely detailed findings were made on site, as well as a scenario to reconstruct the circumstances of the accident”. But “in view of the complexity of the investigations which must still be carried out”, the prosecution decided to open a judicial investigation “against an unnamed person on the counts of manslaughter” in order “to determine the possible criminal responsibilities which could be engaged . »



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