German woman swept to death as fierce winds batter France

French maritime authorities say a German woman was swept to her death by strong waves off Corsica as powerful winds batter the region

PARIS -- French maritime authorities say a German woman was swept to her death by strong waves off Corsica as powerful winds batter the region.

The maritime authority tweeted that a rescue operation was launched in the Gulf of Porto after the woman was swept away Sunday but she did not survive.