Two women drowned in two different events

Two women drowned in two different events

Two drownings occurred Saturday afternoon, one in the Laurentians and the other in the Outaouais region. The first drama involves a kayaker and the second a woman descending the river in an inflatable tube.

Posted at 7:32pm


At around 3 p.m. on Saturday, the rescue services were called to intervene for a person in distress on the Rivière du Nord in Saint-Adèle.

A group of six experienced kayakers had gathered to go down the Rivière du Nord. While crossing the rapids, a 58-year-old woman capsized from her boat and got stuck underwater despite her life jacket, Sûreté du Québec (SQ) spokesman Nicholas Scholtus said.

Rescue workers and relatives tried to save the lady. She was taken to a hospital where she was unfortunately pronounced dead.

An investigator went to the crime scene to clarify the causes and circumstances of the incident.

A second drowning occurred in Waltham, Outaouais, on Saturday afternoon. Emergency services escorted the Black River to a person in distress in a body of water.

Two women decided to go down the Black River with inflated inner tubes. One of them dropped a personal item in the river and she allegedly tried to recover it by jumping into the water without a life jacket.

The 68-year-old had to be rescued because she lost consciousness in the water. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.