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A Body Found In A River On Quebec's Côte-Nord Is Suspected To Be A Missing Montreal Man

The body was found in the Natashquan River.

A Body Was Found In A River On Quebec's Côte-Nord

A tragic discovery was made on Sunday, August 22. Indeed, divers from the Sûreté du Québec located a body in the Natashquan River on Quebec's Côte-Nord while searches had been underway for several days. According to information revealed by the Sûreté du Québec to Narcity, it could be the 22-year-old Montrealer who recently went missing.

When asked about this matter, Stéphane Tremblay, spokesperson for the SQ said on Saturday that "everything indicates that it is him but the identity has not been made public yet. [...] The search had been underway since August 20 when a call was placed around 5:30 p.m.," he said.

Since Friday, dozens of boats, several all-terrain vehicles and two helicopters have been mobilized to conduct the search. It was finally the SQ divers who found the body at noon.

The victim would have drowned while trying to recover a canoe that had drifted offshore and was not wearing a life jacket.

"The community of Nutashkuan and Natashquan worked together to find a young man who disappeared on the Natashquan River. Thank you to those who participated in the search. My thoughts are with the family," the Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, Ian Lafrenière, said on Twitter.

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