Brittany Tragedy: UK Military Rugby Player Found Dead

The lifeless body of a member of the UK military rugby team was discovered on rocks on the coast in Dinard on Tuesday.

The lifeless body of a member of the United Kingdom military rugby team, present in Brittany for the military world championship, was found on Tuesday August 29 on the coast in Dinard (Ille-et-Vilaine), a learned Agence France-Presse from the Saint-Malo public prosecutor’s office, which opened an investigation. The player was discovered on rocks, near the tip of the Vicomté in Dinard.

“His disappearance had been reported in the middle of the morning at the Saint-Malo police station, shortly before the discovery”, specified to Agence France-Presse the public prosecutor of Saint-Malo, Fabrice Tremel, confirming information from the regional daily Ouest-France. “His body was identified by two coaches of the team”, present in Brittany as part of the World Military Rugby XV Championship and housed in Dinard.

An autopsy should be performed Wednesday afternoon to try to determine the causes of death, said Fabrice Tremel, for whom “one of the hypotheses is an accidental fall”. The World Military Rugby Championship is organized in various Breton cities from August 16 to September 10, with more than 500 players and managers. The United Kingdom had played their last group match on Sunday, beating Spain 128-3.

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Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.