Three children die on boat after horror incident in English Channel

Three children have died after a boating accident on the English Channel.

The boat is believed to have capsized with six passengers onboard near Agon-Coutainville in Normandy, France, at around 15.30pm local time.

It was believed to be 800m from the shore when tragedy struck near Passous beach, Le Figaro reported.

Emergency services discovered three adults in the water and three children.

All three children were suffering from cardiac arrest when they were rescued.

The victims were aged seven, nine and 13, according to reports.

The passengers were believed to be on a speedboat when it attempted to turn and capsized near the beach of

"The boat as well as all the passengers were brought back to the beach of Passous where they were taken care, in a state of emergency, by the medical teams and the firemen," a statement from authorities said.

France's Ecology Minister Elizabeth Borne expressed her shock at the tragedy and paid tribute to the emergency services.

Authorities have now launched an investigation into the incident.

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