In France, a British rugby player has been found deceased on a rocky portion of the coastline, amidst the ongoing armed forces world cup (Picture: Google). A British armed forces rugby player was discovered deceased in the well-liked seaside resort of Dinard, located in northern Brittany, France.
The individual, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was found on Tuesday after recently being reported as missing.
This tragic event coincides with the United Kingdom’s participation in the World Defence Rugby competition being held in the French region.
According to Fabrice Tremel, the local prosecutor, investigators suspect that the individual may have perished due to an accidental fall.
Reportedly, two coaches from the team have identified the deceased individual.
As per Mr Tremel’s statement to Ouest France: “Simultaneously with the discovery of the body, an English rugby military team reported the disappearance of one of their players to the Saint-Malo police station.
The identity of the body has been confirmed by the two coaches.”
Regrettably, the body was discovered on a rocky section near Port Nican in Dinard, northern Brittany (Picture: Google). An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in order to gather further information concerning the player’s cause of death.
Local authorities state that the player was found on the rocky area of Port Nican, near the tip of Avenue de la Vicomte.
The British team is currently stationed in Dinard, with the squad undergoing training in the neighboring port city of Saint-Malo.
Their upcoming match is planned for Sunday, when they will face Fiji in the semi-final at the Commandant Bougouin Stadium in Rennes, following a record-breaking 128-3 victory against Spain.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to the Ministry of Defence for a statement.
Earlier this year, a British soldier lost his life after unintentionally falling into a river in Estonia while returning home after a night out with friends.
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Originally published at British rugby player discovered deceased on rocks after ‘unintentional descent’ in France