July 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Updated: July 18, 2018 4:36 pm

Missing fisherman discovered as search continues for 2nd boater in Lac St-Louis

The Canadian Coast Guard found the pair's boat damaged and capsized along with fishing equipment near the Beauharnois power generating station on Tuesday around 2 a.m.

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The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) have discovered the body of a 30-year-old man who went missing in Lac St-Louis in Beauharnois.

The search continues for the other boater who last seen Monday.

On Wednesday morning, the SQ announced that Hydro-Québec would be participating in search efforts by closing the gates outside the Beauharnois power generating station to allow divers to search the area.

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The pair launched their boat from the Beauharnois marina during Monday afternoon and were expected to return from fishing in the evening, according to friends and family.

When the pair did not return from their trip, the Châteauguay police, firefighters and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) were called to perform a search and rescue of the waters along the southwest shore of St. Lawrence River.

The CCG found the pair’s boat damaged and capsized along with fishing equipment near the Hydro-Québec Beauharnois power generating station on Tuesday around 2 a.m.

A SQ dive team was asked to perform searches in the area on Tuesday morning, but searches were suspended later that night when the sun went down.

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