Couple 'Having Sex' Plunges Over Castle Wall

He apparently worked there, and she was a visiting nurse
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2015 2:44 PM CDT
Couple 'Having Sex' Plunges 40 Feet Over Castle Wall
The castle on the Grande Ile of Chausey Island.   (Wikimedia Commons)

A French couple fell 40 feet to their deaths from a castle wall while apparently making love, the Independent reports. Naked bodies of the two 31-year-olds were found in a moat that surrounds a castle on the main island of Chausey Archipelago, off the coast of Normandy in the English Channel. Discovered Thursday morning, the man was lying in a waterless area of the moat; the woman was later found in about 5 feet of water. Police say that perhaps they were "making love and something went wrong," per French newspaper Le Figaro. Authorities found their belongings "above" in the castle located at Vauban Fort, police say.

The man was apparently a seasonal worker on the island and the woman a nurse who may have been paying him a visit, Australia's News Network reports. The Local France mentions that the couple could have "jumped," and authorities are still investigating. The fortress, now a popular tourist site, was built under Napoleon III's orders in 1859 to defend against warships from England. It was home to a Nazi garrison during WWII and held Austrian and German prisoners during WWI. (An ill-advised tryst in Spain ended with a woman at the bottom of a well.)

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