Man and woman found dead in French castle moat after 'lovemaking' fall

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Police said the bodies were at the foot of Vauban Fort on the French Channel island of Chausey, and suspected they had slipped while having sex. 

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A French couple have reportedly fallen to their death while having sex at a historic fortress, reports The Independent.

The couple in their early thirties apparently fell into the moat from the walls surrounding the castle at the Vauban Fort on the island of Chausey Archipelago in the English Channel. Reports have said the drop into the moat is 40ft high.

The naked bodies of a man and woman, who were both born in 1984, were found on Thursday morning.

Their belongings were reportedly found "above" at the castle.  The man was found in a dried-out part of the moat while the body of a woman was found immersed in shallow water.

Police in the area told  Le Figaro newspaper that it was possible the pair were engaging in "lovemaking that could have gone wrong".

The couple were both from the Normandy region of France.

Read more of this report from The Independent.

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