A man drowns in the canal north of Toulouse while trying to save his dog

A tragedy occurred in Fenouillet, north of Toulouse, this Tuesday, May 31. A 38-year-old man drowned in the side channel of the Garonne.

He dived to save his dog

Around 9:30 p.m., he was walking with his wife and his dog along this watercourse which extends the Canal du Midi towards the Atlantic. The dog was bathing and was visibly in trouble, so his master dived to help him, but he did not manage to regain the bank. A witness tried to help him, without success. The man disappeared underwater and his body was recovered by firefighters near the Fenouillet lock a little after.

Call for caution

The firefighters and the gendarmes call for caution: beware of the currents in the canal, linked to the locks. They come from locks, gates and floodgates which open and close, which therefore create movements capable of sucking in even very good swimmers.

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