July 9, 2019 8:07 am
Updated: July 9, 2019 5:48 pm

SQ divers find body of missing man in Vaudreuil-Dorion lake

WATCH: The Sûreté du Québec is investigating after a 19-year-old man drowned in Lac Carriere in Vaudreuil-Dorion. This latest incident brings the total number of drownings in Quebec to 31. As Global's Phil Carpenter explains, that is higher than one year ago.

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Quebec provincial police divers have found the body of a 19-year-old man in the waters of Lac Carrière in Vaudreuil-Dorion, just west of Montreal.

The force confirmed on Tuesday afternoon the death of a young man that went missing on Monday evening.

The man and two others tried to swim across the lake.

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Sûreté du Québec officers block the entrance to La Carrière Lake at the corner of d’Avignon and Bordeaux streets in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

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While two of the men successfully made it to the other side, one man disappeared.

Residents who live nearby say they believe it was only a matter of time until something happened.

“Especially on the weekend, there’s always kids going there to party all night,” said resident Mike Knowles.

“They bring cases of beer and bags of wood to light fire, they stay there til late in the morning.”

He added there aren’t enough safety barriers and there are no lights at night.

“Maybe if the city cleans it up a bit people can come and use it as a nature park, but right now there’s no supervision,” he said.

READ MORE: 4-year-old drowns in backyard swimming pool in Laval

The 19-year-old’s death brings the number of drownings in Quebec to 31 so far. Last year at this time, there were 22.

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