July 18, 2020
Updated on July 19, 2020 at 14h03
A body recovered from the water in the Sainte-Anne river in the Portneuf
Around 9: 30 a.m. Sunday morning, the divers of the SQ have located the victim near the scene of the event, the day after an output between friends in Saint-Alban, in the RCM of Portneuf. His death was unfortunately found on-site. An investigation is underway to determine the causes and circumstances of the event.
To 18 h 30, Saturday night, a 911 call is made to mention an accident of rafting on the river Sainte-Anne. After verification of the facts by the SQ with the witnesses, the victim would be rather found with a group of people near the shore. The man would have slipped on rocks and fell in the Sainte-Anne river, before being whisked away by the current.
“People have tried to help him, but have not been successful. He is a man of 19 years. According to witnesses, he was not wearing a floatation jacket individual and didn’t know how to swim”, reports the spokesperson for the SQ, Valerie Beauchamp.
The day before, firefighters and police officers have performed a search until nightfall. The divers arrived in reinforcements early on Sunday morning. The identity of the victim has not yet been unveiled.