A body recovered from the St. Lawrence River in Montreal

A body recovered from the St. Lawrence River in Montreal

Public Security was notified of a body floating in the river Monday morning.

A body was recovered from the St. Lawrence River on Monday in eastern Montreal. It is unknown at this time if it is that of a bather who went missing on Friday, behind Habitat 67.

The Montreal Police Department (SPVM) confirms having received a call around 11 a.m. for a body floating in the river in the port sector, near Pie-IX Boulevard. Firefighters from the Montreal Fire Department were able to retrieve the body.

The death was declared and there did not seem to be any traces of a criminal act, indicates Véronique Comtois, spokesperson for the SPVM. Investigators are on site.

The SPVM cannot currently confirm that it is the body of a swimmer in distress, seen drifting Friday after midday in the waters of the river, behind Habitat 67, a well-known place for surfers.

Witnesses had seen the man in his thirties being washed away and doing waved, but he was too far from shore for them to try to help him. The search had been abandoned in the dark.

The Coroner's Office confirmed to Radio-Canada that an investigation is open to shed light on the circumstances of the death.< /p>

According to the Lifesaving Society, 42 drownings had been recorded since the beginning of the year, as of August 8. Last year at the same date, it was 52.

With information from La Presse canadienne

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