October 13, 2017 12:26 pm

Search underway for woman in St. Lawrence River near Kahnawake

A search and rescue operation is under way for a 29-year-old woman who entered the St-Lawrence River from a CP rail bridge, Friday, October 13, 2017.

The Canadian Press

A search and rescue operation is underway for a 29-year-old woman who fell into the St. Lawrence River from a CP rail bridge.

According to Kahnawake Mohawk Peacekeepers communications officer David Lahache, the woman entered the water at approximately 5 a.m. Friday and other individuals were with her at the time.

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Lahache said it’s unclear how the woman came to be in the water as the circumstances are still under investigation.

The bridge connects the South Shore to the island of Montreal and is west of the Mercier Bridge.

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Lahache said several crews are taking part in the search including officers from the Kahnawake Peacekeepers, Kahnawake search and rescue, Sûreté du Québec, Montreal police, Montreal, Châteauguay and Beauharnois fire departments.

Boats are in the water as well as one helicopter in the air while a shoreline search on foot is also being conducted.

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