Friday, September 30, 2022

Drama in Lac-Saint-Jean: a body found the day after the road collapsed

The body of a man was found on Thursday morning by Sorte du Québec (SQ) patrol officers, more than 4 km from the site of a culvert collapse in Saint-Henri-de-Tallon, a day earlier.

Thirty SQ personnel resumed searches at 6:30 a.m. to find the 61-year-old man missing from the day before.

The provincial police force has deployed foot patrollers, divers, police boats and a helicopter besides dog handlers.

“There were piles of garbage, branches and mud piles that were pulled by the rush of water. We must investigate this carefully, we believe there may be remains,” explained SQ spokesman Hughes Beaulieu in the morning.

The lifeless body of a man was found at around 10 am on Thursday, more than 4 km from the initial scene of the incident. Everything suggests that it will be the missing person, although the identification process is underway.

The operation to bring back the victim would be very delicate as she was found in hard-to-reach area.

Photo QMI Agency, Roger Gagnon

carried away by the present

Recall that a sexagenarian was reported missing on Wednesday after drowning with his vehicle, in a hole created by the collapse of the chemical Ulysses, located between Saint-Henri-de-Tallon, Alma and L’Ascension-de-Notre-Lord. Information was received. ,

While it was first reported a day earlier that the missing person’s van was dragged for about 600 metres, it was eventually found about 2.4 km downstream from the spot. And this, despite the many clear curves of the river.

A second vehicle that was swept away, one of which was able to be safe and sound, was found about 1000 feet away.

mouse step

On Thursday, the Sorte du Québec also deployed a sea boat in the Rivire aux Snags, downstream from Ulysses Road, where a rain-fed stream threw itself during the previous day’s “deluge”.

“It will cover the banks and go up the entire stream, until it is no longer navigable, to make sure nothing is left to chance,” Mr. Beaulieu said.

Many areas of the place had been excavated since the beginning of the play, but the excavation proved difficult in the research quadrant. Patrol officers, who were otherwise unable to reach, were also dropped with the help of helicopters in the middle of the forest on Wednesday.

“It is making progress, but at mouse pace. The progress is very tiring on ground that is very uneven,” said an SQ spokesperson at the beginning of the day.

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