British soldier taking part in Normandy D-day commemorations drowns

Darren Jones pulled from canal that was first site liberated by second world war allies in 1944
Kim Willsher
A British soldier taking part in commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-day has drowned at a historic second world war battle site in Normandy.
L/Cpl Darren Jones, 30, of the Royal Engineers was declared dead after firefighters pulled him from a canal at Bénouville near Pegasus Bridge, the first site liberated by the allies on 6 June 1944.
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Pegasus Bridge, via Yummifruitbat/Wikipedia.
Pegasus Bridge, via Yummifruitbat/Wikipedia.

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