11-year-old Danish boy found drowned in France

French search efforts hindered by murky water

The 11-year-old Danish boy who went missing after falling out of a pedalo (paddle boat) in Lac de Saint-Cassien near Cannes on Monday, has been found dead.

The French police, divers and military searched the lake for the past four days, but poor visibility in the water has hindered their efforts.

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On a family vacation
The boy fell off the pedalo whilst out sailing in the lake with his mother and three of his siblings. His father and another sibling were ashore when the accident took place.

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.

The accident occurred about 80 metres from shore.