A body recovered from the water at the beach to Shannon

Un corps repêché à la plage de Shannon

Erika Aubin

The body of a man who has sunk in the waters of the Jacques-Cartier river in the National Capital, at the height of the beach, Shannon, was found on Saturday morning.

The emergency services were called to the scene of the incident at around 15 h, Friday afternoon, to find the individual aged in the sixties.

The search was suspended at nightfall, after a futile search of the fire.

According to preliminary information, the man originally from the greater Quebec city area would have been swept away by the current.

The corpse of the sixties was finally located near the beach, the same one that has made headlines in the last few days, due to a distancing of the social were not met.

“He was found [on Saturday], at around 8: 30 p.m., by our divers. It was downstream, not really very far from the place where it was seen for the last time,” says the spokesman of the Sûreté du Québec, Anik Lamirande.

The circumstances of the drowning remain unknown.

Two children drowned

In addition to the sexagenarian, Québec deplores two other deaths related to drowning on Friday.

To 18 h, a toddler of 2 years old was found dead in a residential pool on the way Georges in Saint-Paul, in Lanaudière.

A few hours later, a little girl of 3 years old also drowned in the swimming pool of a private residence in the rue Ramezay in Sorel-Tracy, in the Montérégie region.

In the aftermath of the sad accident that occurred in a family-friendly neighborhood, neighbors were still shaken.

“There are many young families and children in this neighborhood. We were all shaken up immediately,” reported Julie Chapdelaine, who has a little girl aged 4 years.

Painful memory

The drowning of two toddlers recalls of bad memories to Christian Lallier, who has lost his boy over the age of two and a half years. “It makes us think back to the events. But most importantly, it includes the test that must overcome the parents,” said the man.

In 2004, the small Samuel Lallier drowned in the pool of its neighbors at a corn roast.

On 11 July, the Quebec deplored 44 drownings for the year 2020, compared to 32 at this time last year.

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