The attempt to rescue a woman in distress on the Saint-Charles River turned tragic this evening, with her aide also swept away in the flood. Their whereabouts were not known until this evening.
Two young men in their twenties were near the bridge on the bicycle path of the Parc des Souls when the woman fell into the water for an unknown reason. The man who was with her tried to protect her, but the strength of the current and the presence of big eddies worked against him.
Immediately after calling 9-1-1, a large-scale deployment was dispatched around 6:05 p.m. Firefighters with the Nautical Squad rushed to the scene, similar to the dog handlers. The drone was used to locate the youth. Even raising the banks was to no avail.
Their missing friends are there. They still do not understand what happened when they appeared to be strolling to this most famous place leading to the O’Neill House.
Said the passers-by Log Every day, many cyclists and riders use this track. Often people go closer to the river.
Several police officers and other sources were involved in the operation, but the darkness dampened the enthusiasm of many respondents, who had to halt the search. These are supposed to resume in the morning.
SPVQ was unable to confirm whether the found shoe and clothing belonged to the missing person, noting that all the evidence that could lead to the search should be taken into account.
Walkers, who are accustomed to the area, said the swell was intense due to the millimeters of rain that had fallen over the past few days.
In addition, companies specializing in canoe trips today tell enthusiasts that only ordinary people can go on the Saint-Charles River.