The year begins tragically for a family from Fosambalt-sur-le-Lock when a snowmobiler’s body is recovered from the By Duchess sector in Saint-Catherine-de-La-Jacques-Cartier on Friday evening. .
Franయిois Hunter, 55, was killed when his snowmobile sank in Lake St. Joseph.
The father of two left home at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Without the afternoon news, the family called authorities. Four good Samaritans joined the search.
“We were a few snowmobiles in the afternoon when they arrived at Duchesne Bay where they found the body. [et] He was skeptical about a buoy, or a log, or any debris in the middle of the bay, and could not get in because it was clear water, ”said Mitchell Byron, a witness.
Following this tragic death, the mayor of Saint-Catherine-de-La-Jacques-Cartier called for snowmobiles. “Be careful. Don’t be careless in doing this,” Pierre Dolbeck said.
The Franకోois Hunter family is in shock. “We can not understand enough about snowmobile care, I give it to you. But my uncle has experience,” wrote his niece Sylvia Hunter.
She claimed that her uncle was a smart man. “I don’t think he decided to play a fool on the lake,” she adds, adding that there was a need to wait before knowing the causes of the accident.
His brother and his niece talk him into a fun party. “Franకోois is the father of a loving family. He is a very funny, proud and happy person. He loves life and is always happy to spend time with him, ”concluded Sylvia Hunter.
The Federation des Clubs de Motonizestes du Quebec (FCMQ) reiterates the importance of being on the sidewalk. Also, the Jacques-Cartier Snowmobile Club is still not open.
“We had a lot of deaths last year, 75%, no sidewalks, they weren’t on the trail,” said General Manager Stefan Desroches.
Like many this year, the victim bought his snowmobile in November and returned to the sport in his case. The Federation is definitely preparing for a large number of new followers.