A homeless man found himself in an unfortunate position Monday after being detained on an island in Drummondville for three days.
It was around 9:30 a.m. when firefighters received a call to rescue the man who was stuck on an island near Golf Road West. The latter would have cried out for help because he was beginning to starve. Therefore, the fire brigade looked for him on board a rubber dinghy.
“He had been alone on the island for three days. He had gone there to find refuge for the night. He managed to get there because there were patches of ice, but they melted,” said Pascal Roux, Drummondville Fire Department’s chief of operations.
Fortunately, the man was not injured and did not suffer from hypothermia. “He was just cold and hungry,” Roux said.
After the man was brought back to the other side of the bank, he was taken care of by the Sûreté du Québec, who referred him to the right organizations.