This morning (May 15, 2015) the 32 ft yacht "Finiye" sailing under French flag carrying 6 Belgian nationals crashed against the cliffs around 07.00am. Three persons died and three others reached land and were taken to the hospital with signs of hypothermia.
Tragedy in Formentera due to bad sea conditions, Formentera | SeeMallorca.com
The yacht was anchored in the vicinity of Es Caló on the Balearic Island of Formentera. According to the link below there was a sudden change in weather
and a wave threw the yacht on the cliffs.
VIDEOS. Trois plaisanciers belges périssent aux Baléares
What a tragedy... Dragging anchor
on a lee shore while the crew was asleep? Today's Windfinder forecast
for Formentera at 7am predicted wind
gusts of up to 39 knots and waves of 3m. Could that have been sufficient to break the anchor
My thoughts are with the victims' friends and families.