Montreal Drownings

  • Water safety experts in Quebec ‘very concerned’ as summer looms
    Quebec health-care and swimming experts are urging caution after a deadly weekend in the province, including where a four-year-old boy died involving a backyard pool.
    Jun 15, 2022
  • Quebec drownings up sharply in 2020 as advocates say pandemic, warm summer to blame
    The Life Saving Society recorded a stunning 95 deaths by drowning in 2020, compared to 58 in 2019.
    Jan 28, 2021
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  • Authorities say coronavirus pandemic partly to blame for uptick in drownings in Quebec
    This year has seen an uptick in drownings in Quebec compared to last year.
    Jul 27, 2020
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  • 4-year-old drowns in backyard swimming pool in Laval
    Urgences-Santé paramedics transported the child to hospital in critical condition on Sunday afternoon. He was later pronounced dead.
    Jul 8, 2019
  • Five-year-old boy dies after falling into a West Island pool
    The pool has been closed since the winter. A coroner's investigation is underway.
    Apr 23, 2019
  • Studies suggest new Canadians don’t know how to swim compared to those born here
    About 20 per cent of new Canadians don't have any swimming skills, while for those born here the figure is less than five per cent.
    Jul 31, 2018
  • Girl drowns in family pool in Saint-Amable, east of Montreal
    Friends and neighbours have dropped of flowers and stuffed animals on the family's front yard.
    Jun 21, 2018
  • Man dies after being found in water at Beachclub
    A man in his early 20s has died after being found unconscious in the water at Beachclub.
    Sep 8, 2015
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  • Quick-thinking lifeguards save boy from near-drowning
    Lifeguards pulled him out of the water.
    Aug 21, 2015
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  • Child dies after being found unconscious in Île-Bizard pool
    A four-year-old girl has died after she was found unconscious in a residential pool at a children's party.
    Aug 4, 2015

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