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Canada 1 dead, 5 missing after snowmobilers fall through ice on Lac Saint-Jean

14:45  22 january  2020
14:45  22 january  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

One dead, five French tourists missing after snowmobiles break through ice in Quebec

  One dead, five French tourists missing after snowmobiles break through ice in Quebec ST-HENRI-DE-TAILLON, Que. — One person is dead and the search continues for five missing tourists from France after a group of snowmobilers who were travelling off trail plunged through the ice Tuesday night near Quebec's Lac-Saint-Jean. Police say the victim — a 42-year-old Quebec man who was serving as a guide to a group of eight tourists from France — died several hours after being admitted to hospital. A search Wednesday morning of the areaPolice say the victim — a 42-year-old Quebec man who was serving as a guide to a group of eight tourists from France — died several hours after being admitted to hospital.

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Members of the Sûreté du Québec snowmobile team were combing the area overnight after a group of tourists on snowmobiles fell through the ice.© Radio-Canada Members of the Sûreté du Québec snowmobile team were combing the area overnight after a group of tourists on snowmobiles fell through the ice.

One man is dead and five others are missing after their snowmobiles went through the ice along Lac Saint-Jean Tuesday night.

Emergency services and the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) were called to a channel at the edge of the lake, between the towns of Saint-Henri-de-Taillon and Alma, at 7:30 p.m.

The snowmobilers were French tourists travelling with a guide, totalling nine people. They were driving across the snow-covered channel when the ice gave way beneath them.

Search resumes for missing snowmobile tourists on Lac St-Jean

  Search resumes for missing snowmobile tourists on Lac St-Jean Divers have resumed the search for five French tourists who went missing after their snowmobiles fell through the ice of Lac St-Jean Tuesday night. Quebec provincial police deployed an additional diving team to the area Thursday, after two of the snowmobiles were found underwater. The tourists were part of a group of eight French nationals who, accompanied by their Canadian guide, attempted to cross a snow-covered channel between the towns of Saint-Henri-de-Taillon and Alma when the ice gave way beneath them. The guide, 42-year-old Benoît Lespérance from Montreal, was pulled out of the water by Alma firefighters.

A snowmobile rider who was missing after two people went through the ice on Sturgeon Lake has been found dead , Ontario Provincial Police say. Late Saturday night, police said two snowmobiles had gone under the ice .

One person is dead after six snowmobile riders fell into open water on Beaver Dam Lake.

One person who went through the ice was helped out of the water by two members of the group who had managed to brake and avoid falling in.

The three of them then drove to shore and called emergency services from a store in Saint-Henri-de-Taillon.

Firefighters from Alma recovered a fourth person, the 42-year-old guide, from the water. He was transported to hospital and died Wednesday morning.

SQ spokesperson Hugues Beaulieu said the group deviated from the marked snowmobile paths — which are inspected daily — and went out onto the lake.

"They must not have known the area well, because it's an area known for having critically thin ice because of the current," Beaulieu said.

Members of the SQ's snowmobile team, the Alma fire department and Canadian Armed Forces searched the area overnight.

Beaulieu said divers are expected at the site Wednesday.

Lac Saint-Jean is located about 70 kilometres north-west of Saguenay.

Quebec police divers find final sunk snowmobile amid search for missing tourists .
ST-HENRI-DE-TAILLON, Que. — Divers with Quebec's provincial police say they have located the seventh and final submerged snowmobile involved in a tragic accident last Tuesday in the province's Lac-Saint-Jean region. The search for four missing tourists from eastern France resumed this morning, five days after a group and their guide disappeared into the icy waters while snowmobiling off-trail. While five men were orginally reported missing,  divers found the body of 58-year-old Gilles Claude on Friday, about two kilometres from where the first snowmobiles were located.

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