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Quebec floods claim life of man swept away in Gaspé’s Sainte-Anne River

WATCH ABOVE: A search is under way in the flooded Gaspé region of Quebec for a two-year-old girl swept away into the Sainte-Anne River.

The body of Mike Gagnon, 37, has been recovered after his car ended up in a surging river in the eastern Gaspé region Monday.

The search continues for a two-year-old girl who was also in the vehicle.

Sûreté du Québec (SQ) spokesperson Claude Doiron confirmed divers are on the scene.

READ MORE: Search underway for man, toddler swept away in Gaspé’s Sainte-Anne River

The pair, along with the toddler’s mother, were trying to drive across a non-passable stretch of road when their vehicle was pushed into the river and sank.

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Goodale offers condolences to family, friends of man swept away by Quebec floods
Goodale offers condolences to family, friends of man swept away by Quebec floods

Quebec provincial police say the child’s mother managed to swim to safety.

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Police have issued a warning for Quebec residents to stay away from water-covered roads, which they say are very dangerous.

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Quebec’s public security minister says flood levels are gradually dropping, particularly in the western part of the province.

READ MORE: Flooding ravages municipalities across Quebec

Martin Coiteux says things are expected to get back to normal only at the end of the month.

READ MORE: Montreal, Laval declare states of emergency

Coiteux told a news conference Tuesday morning that Quebecers must be realistic and realize things will not improve overnight.

READ MORE: Fatigue and hope in Montreal as water levels stabilize

So far, the heavy rains and melting snowpack across Quebec have flooded 2,733 residences, forcing the evacuation of 1,940 people in 171 municipalities.