July 5, 2020 22h04
Tragic day on the bodies of water in Québec
The canadian Press
A man in his seventies has died after drowning Sunday afternoon in the bodies of water in the Montérégie, a teenager has most likely also lost his life during a boating activity in the eastern Townships and a woman in the sixties is also fighting for his life after being possibly drowned in a river in the Laurentians.
The police officers of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) were reported to have been called to 14: 30 on the rang Saint-Charles, Havelock, in Montérégie, for a person found unresponsive in the swimming pool of a campsite.
The old man of 74 years was likely. “We may speak of the possibility of discomfort, but the investigation will continue,” said the officer, Valerie Beauchamp, a spokesman for the SQ.
Marine patrol officers, divers and firefighters always lead research Sunday night to try to find a teenager missing in lake Saint-François, Saint-Romain, in Estrie.
The emergency services were also called to 14h45 to render assistance to a person in distress, stated the SQ.
According to information collected by the police officers, the 17-year-old would have dropped by one-tube inflatable – style a trippe – who was pulled by a boat.
The victim has been lost sight of soon after its fall in the water, reported the officer Beauchamp. The young man was not wearing a floatation jacket individual.
The other two people in the boat were not injured.
Possible drowning in the Laurentians
The body of a woman swept away by the current of the Red river has also been found lifeless at 750 meters from the place where she had gone for a swim.
The police officers were also reported to have been called to travel on the chemin de la Rivière-Rouge, Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, in Laurentides, around 13h.
According to the police, two women in their sixties have attempted to cross the river where they bathed. They were swept away by the current.
One of them was able to be rescued and was transported to a hospital for minor injuries.
“The second person has not had the same chance,” summed up the officer Beauchamp. These are witnesses who have made the discovery.
The victim was transported to a hospital in a state considered to be critical.
An investigator as well as the identity service court, as are presented on the scene to shed light on the causes and circumstances of this event.