January 9, 2018 10:16 am

Man rescued from Saint Lawrence River

WATCH: A Quebec City ferry crew performed a quick rescue to save a man spotted floating in the Saint Lawrence River. Global's Raquel Fletcher finds out what happened.


A Quebec City ferry crew performed a quick rescue this morning to save a man who was spotted floating in the Saint Lawrence River. The man is now recovering in hospital with severe hypothermia.

Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday morning, 9-1-1 received a call that a man was seen floating in the Saint Lawrence.

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Thanks to quick action by crew members of the Quebec-Lévis ferry, the man in his thirties was rescued out of the icy water and quickly brought to emergency services waiting on land.

The man is suffering from severe hypothermia, but the Quebec City fire department said his life is not in danger. The fire department credits the ferry crew for saving the man’s life.

“They saw the person floating in the water, so they quickly rescued the man by bringing down rescue boats from the ferry, brought it to the water level, brought him in the rescue boat, brought him onto the ferry and then left to the dock,” said Bill Noonan with the Quebec City fire department.

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No one knows how the man ended up in the water. When he was rescued he was conscious, but not speaking. He is now recovering in hospital.

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