(Quebec) The Surete du Quebec (SQ) was found on Thursday the bodies of two dead men drowned Wednesday in two separate incidents in the waters of the Montmorency River in Boischatel and Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval.
Research had resumed in the morning in the area located just below the dam that golfers can see the Montmorency Golf Course.
The SQ was first drafted Thursday noon the body of the first victim, an original 20 Burmese who was with two friends when the drama was played. Relatives, including the father of the victim, were also present near the river on Thursday to follow the progress of research.
It was about 24:45 when they learned that the body of the young was found and rescued 15 minutes earlier. Divers from the SQ and Boischatel firefighters participated in the search, as a police helicopter.
This venue is popular on warm summer days, is nevertheless forbidden to swim.
From 2002 to 2006 alone, at least six people were killed in the area. SEPAQ believed necessary to install a poster that recalls the death occurred and others that are clearly prohibit swimming.
Other deaths have occurred since 2006, but are no longer listed. The last before the Wednesday dates back to July 2013. A young man of 19 years was killed.
A second drowned rescued
A few hours later, around 15:30, the SQ helicopter spotted the body of a drowned second death, a fisherman of 50 years originally from the region focused gone to Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, late Wednesday to afternoon. He then traveled by boat with two companions. They were to return to the Camping Montmorency, but their relatives became concerned when they found that they were missing.
The three men would be separated, one deciding to walk along the river walk and the other two still canoe. Two canoeists have however seen their boat overturning.
The body was found about 800m from the last place he was seen. Fishermen were rescued the victim. The other canoeist was rescued by the SQ Wednesday.
Rivers at risk
This is a bad start to the season in the Capital with the death in late May of a fisherman at the foot of Montmorency Falls. June is not finished already one approaches the average of five drownings recorded by year from 2009 to 2014.
The director of the Lifesaving Society of Quebec, Richard Hawkins, said that the majority of drownings occur in rivers. Although the number of drowned people dead has decreased over the years, he believes need to continue raising awareness, especially that most drownings are preventable.
“You never remember enough that he never would swim in places that are not built for swimming, he says. People unfortunately a misunderstanding of the river. Heavy rainfall can change the configuration of a river. Besides quiet in the area, there are currents that are unknown, “he says.