A father and daughter are dead after a drowning in Rouge River in the Laurentians region in Quebec on Friday.
The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) reported that the 44-year-old man and his two young children were enjoying the water without lifejackets, near rue des Amarantes when the 4-year-old child started struggling. The father tried to help his daughter, but he too drowned.
It was his son, only 6 years old, who sought help after their disappearance.
The girl’s body was spotted from the shore shortly before noon by a passer-by who suffered a nervous shock. The child was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead.
The father’s body was recovered around 3 p.m., said the SQ, whose helicopter had been deployed as part of the search. Confirmation of his death came a few hours later.