A 27-year-old man died after being pulled out of cardiopulmonary arrest water in Pont-Rouge, west of Quebec, Sunday evening.
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At around 5:00 p.m., the Sûreté du Québec was called to go to the Galets sector of Pont-Rouge to assist the emergency services, which had just extracted a man from the water.
Resuscitation maneuvers were performed on the individual whose condition must have required the use of a defibrillator. Paramedics transported the individual to the nearest hospital center.
“He would have spent several minutes underwater,” said Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Anik Lamirande.
The young man’s death was finally confirmed a few hours later. According to our information, it would be a man from Nepal living in Quebec.
Carried away by the current
Although very few details are known so far regarding the circumstances of the incident, it is reported that the man would not have engaged in risky behavior.
“According to initial findings, the victim was simply swept away by the current,” said Ms. Lamirande.
The hypothesis that he jumped off the cliffs is therefore ruled out, our sources report.
Since the beginning of the year, the province of Quebec has had 45 drowning deaths, four of which occurred over the weekend, according to the Quebec Lifesaving Society. At the same date last year, there were 32.
Recall that on Friday, two children drowned in a residential swimming pool, in Lanaudière and in Montérégie. The same day, a sixty-something man was swept away by the waters of the Jacques-Cartier river in Shannon.