Quebec: Residents of a small northeastern Quebec village are devastated after four children and an adult drowned in a weekend fishing mishap, one of the man’s relatives said Sunday.
The body of the missing adult, who was in his 30s, was found by divers in the river and was declared brought dead after being taken to a hospital, police said. Earlier, the bodies of four children, all above the age of 10, were found on the banks of the river. Emergency staff were informed about a group getting stuck in water due to a tide near Portneuf-sur-Mer, 550 km northeast of Montreal.
Police said the five killed were part of an 11-member group. The group was fishing on the banks of the river when the tide caused the water to rise and all of them came under the grip of water.
Divers from Quebec provincial police and members of the Canadian force carried out a search throughout the afternoon to search for the missing man.
Jean-Maurice Tremblay said in French said he did not know much about whether the victims were locals or not. The matter is being investigated by the police.