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25 years since Diana’s death: the firefighter who tried to save her reveals his last words

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Broke by life at 36. 25 years ago this year, the “Princess of Hearts” died in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel with the paparazzi hot on her heels. On the sidelines of this sad anniversary, Lady Di’s last words resurfaced.

“I held her hand”

Called urgently on the evening of August 31, firefighter Sergeant Xavier Gourmelon and his team arrived at the scene of the accident and witnessed the last moments of lucidity of the passengers. “He was very agitated, he was trying to turn around, he was mumbling in English. I didn’t understand what he was saying, but I asked for a team to intervene immediately to rescue him.”had first explained the French about Trevor Rees-Jones, bodyguard of the princess, in the DailyMail.

Diana Spencer, between life and death alongside Dodi Al Fayed, whispers her last sentence. “She spoke in English and said, ‘Oh my God, what happened?'” he confided in the British newspaper. “I understood these words, so I tried to calm him down. I held his hand. Then, others took over. It all happened in two or three minutes”he added. “I massaged her heart and seconds later she started breathing again. To be honest, I thought she would live. (…) At that time, when she was in the ambulance, she was alive and I expected her to live. But I learned later that she had died in the hospital. It was very disturbing.” he said in another interview in the Sun.

The former wife of Prince Charles will die two hours after arriving at Pitié-Salpêtrière, a hospital in the 13th arrondissement of the capital.