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French Swimming Federation president "horrified" at Camille Muffat death

The president of the French Swimming Federation (Federation Francaise de Natation), Francis Luyce, describes the death of Camille Muffat as "beyond comprehension".

The president of the French Swimming Federation (Federation Francaise de Natation), Francis Luyce, has expressed his horror after learning of the death of Camille Muffat.

The 25-year-old was one of 10 people, including three Olympians, to lose their lives when two helicopters collided on a French reality television show in Argentina.

Speaking to L'Equipe, FFN president Luyce said: "I am horrified, it is beyond comprehension.

"The swimming family has lost one of its most loved ones, one of its greatest swimmers. I keep a picture of a radiant Camille - she was happy and deserved to be. Rarely in my life have I been as troubled as today."

Muffat retired from competitive swimming last year after winning Olympic gold in the 400m freestyle at London 2012.

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Picture of the burning wreckages of two helicopters which collided mid-air near Villa Castelli, in the Argentine province of La Rioja, on March 9, 2015
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