Thousands pay tribute to lifeboat crew who died in storm rescue mission

An estimated 15,000 people turned out to take part on Monday in a tribute to three crew members of a French lifeboat, all volunteer rescuers, who died at the weekend after their boat overturned in heavy seas as they attempted to rescue a fisherman off the Atlantic coastal port of Sables-d’Olonne in ferocious storm conditions.

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Thousands of people packed a seafront promenade in western France on Monday to pay their respects to three ocean rescue volunteers killed in a storm last week, reports FRANCE 24.