11-year-old Danish boy feared drowned in France

Search intensifies after young boy goes missing in lake

Ten divers and the local French fire department have spent the past two days searching for an 11-year-old Danish boy who went missing whilst swimming in a lake in southern France.

The accident occurred on Monday afternoon in Lac de Saint-Cassien near Cannes, after the young boy fell overboard whilst riding on a pedalo.

It is not yet understood how the boy fell overboard. However a spokesman from the local French police believes the boy may have hit his head in connection with the fall, which happened in the middle of the 160-metre wide lake.

Search continues
Since Monday afternoon, the ten divers and the local fire department have been searching for the boy in the 20-30 metre deep lake without success.

The boy is on holiday in the area with his parents and four siblings.

The local French police are yet to pass comment on the incident.