His disappearance had been reported on Monday. The body of the child of six years old was found lifeless in the lake of Château-la-Vallière (the Indre-and-Loire), said Tuesday the prosecutor of the Republic of Tours, Gregory Dulin. The victim was bathed, while a ban of the mayor was in force. An investigation for involuntary homicide has been opened. "According to the first elements of the investigation, the death is consistent with drowning," said Gregory Dulin.
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The child, who was placed in a home of the social welfare services of the county council of Indre-et-Loire, had taken part in an outing with five other children, on Monday afternoon at lac du Val joyeux, while bathing was prohibited. According to the prosecutor's office, the city hall of Château-la-Vallière had made an order on Friday prohibiting the access to the water on Monday, July 27, in the absence of a lifeguard to monitor the swimming that day.
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this same source, the children of the group "were not alone" to swim in despite the prohibition. To 18 hours, "the child escaped the vigilance" of the educator, who was alone for six children, aged 6 to 14 years, explained the prosecutor. "We think that it is returned to the water at the time of departure. The teacher had asked the children to get dressed ", he completed.
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" many Of the hearings are underway to determine the facts, " said Gregory Dulin. The people heard are not placed in police custody, according to the public prosecutor. The child's body has been found in the lake in the late morning on Tuesday by divers from the brigade fluviale of the national gendarmerie. He was transported to the medico-legal Institute of the Towers, where an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. Many ways with ground teams, dog lovers, divers and a helicopter had been deployed.p> Date Of Update: 28 July 2020, 11:33