Three young siblings drown in France as summer swim warnings are issued

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A sister and her two brothers drowned in a lake in France on Sunday during a deadly weekend in French waters forcing authorities to once again warn the public about the dangers of swimming this summer.

Three children from the same family died on Sunday after drowning in an artificial lake (see below) in the town of Chalon-sur-Saône in eastern France.

The three, a girl aged nine and her two brothers aged 10 and 13, had wanted to simply cool their legs in the lake but slipped down the steep bank into the water and were unable to get back out, according to reports in the French press.

The three, who reports say did not know how to swim, spent around an hour in the water where the temperature was just 10C.

Paramedics were called to scene but they were unable to resuscitate the three children.

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