As soon as she heard the explosion, Meghan called Benfito 9-1-1, grabbed his scarf and handkerchief and left the building. But the fires spread very quickly.
The Mirabell building, which occupied one of the 15 candles with Edmonton Eskimos, a footballer – along with her husband Alexander Dupuis – was completely destroyed. The fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
“She is still OK with the situation,” said her agent, Mary-Anik El Allier. But she was still in a bit of a shock. ”
The fire broke out at the top of the building when Meghan Benfito was alone in your apartment on the third and upper floor.
“From what I understood from his description, the barbecue was jumping on the balcony on the second floor”, adds MTo me The Allier.
Unable to verify with the fire department of Saint-Theros, sent to the site, administrative offices closed.
The pair lost everything for the diver from the Pan American Games in Lima in 2019, including three Olympic bronze medals and two gold medals.
“She has no time to pick up anything except a scarf and handicrafts. His computer is gone, nothing. Yesterday. [jeudi] At night, a police officer took Meghan’s car keys and told him to take it out as soon as possible, his officer said. But only a pile of ashes remained this morning. His car also went there. ”
Diving Canada has already contacted the Canadian Olympic Committee to find out if it can produce new medals.
“We found out last night, so we still do not know if we can collect medals,” Canadian diving team coach Aaron Dziever told the Canadian Press. If ever they were, we hope to be able to provide him with a reproduction of the original. But we are not yet at the stage of deciding what to do. “
“We’re going to help Meghan in any way we can because she’s part of the family,” said Jeff Feeney, Diving Canada’s public relations officer, during the organization’s annual general meeting. We started our meeting today by alerting everyone to the situation. “
Meghan Benfito is not available for interviews. It will take the next few days for her to recover from her emotions.
“We’m healthy, I’ll hang on to it. We’re both right. It’s just material, but waking up today and nothing left is upsetting,” the Olympian told his agent.