Watch: Drowning suspected in West Island deaths
MONTREAL – Two fishermen were found dead around supper time Saturday, floating in the Lake of Two Mountains, apparently the victims of drowning, provincial police said.
A woman first spotted the body of 31-year-old Craig Walker, of Pierrefonds, floating in the water near her lakeside home. Another resident spotted 34-year-old Raymond Adams, of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, floating nearby, according to Surete du Quebec.
The two men were apparently fishing in a canoe on the lake when it capsized. Both men were wearing life jackets when they were discovered. Police say hypothermia could be a major factor in their deaths.
“At this time of year the water is so cold, it’s easy to get hypothermia,” said Ronald McInnis, an SQ spokesperson.
“You have to take care of yourself when you go on the water like this,” said Mike Perrot, who was fishing by a local marina Sunday afternoon.
Residents who live by the lake say they were shocked by the drownings.
“It’s terribly sad for the families,” said Ray Junior, who lives just metres from where Walker was pulled ashore.
Police say they will conduct autopsies in the coming week to learn more about how the two men died.
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