Quebec police recover body of 25-year-old swimmer from Gatineau River

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Posted July 26, 2021 9:51 am

Updated July 26, 2021 9:54 am

Divers with Quebec provincial constabulary recovered the assemblage of a 25-year-old antheral who drowned portion swimming successful the Gatineau River connected Sunday, according to a release.

The MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais constabulary received a telephone astatine astir 1 p.m. connected Sunday astir a antheral who failed to resurface portion swimming with 3 of his friends adjacent the Gendron Bridge successful La Pêche. The covered span is simply a fashionable tourer destination successful the Outaouais portion adjacent Wakefield, Que.

Police said successful a connection that intoxicant was not believed to beryllium a origin and the antheral was not wearing a floatation device.

An archetypal hunt by patrol officers failed, truthful divers with Sureté du Québec were called in.

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They arrived successful the evening and made a dive contempt mediocre upwind conditions and darkness, constabulary said.

The man’s assemblage was pulled from the stream astatine 9:45 p.m., astatine which constituent paramedics confirmed his death.

Next of kin are inactive being contacted and the man’s individuality has not yet been revealed.

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