Physique present in Lac-St-Jean area may very well be lacking French snowmobiler


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A physique discovered alongside the shoreline of Lac-St-Jean on Friday night is likely to be considered one of two remaining French snowmobilers listed as lacking after their journey turned lethal in January.

The Sûreté du Québec say a physique was discovered alongside the shoreline by a passerby in Alma, within the Saguenay—Lac-St-Jean area north of Quebec Metropolis.

Two snowmobilers remained unaccounted for after the Jan. 21 incident involving a group of eight tourists from France and their Montreal-based information.

The group left the security of the marked path via the woods and ventured in direction of the icy expanse of Lac-Saint-Jean, the place the ice gave manner someplace between St-Henri-de-Taillon and Alma.

Police recovered snowmobiles and the our bodies of three of the French vacationers and their Montreal-based information whereas three others escaped with out harm.

SQ Sgt. Claude Denis says a proper identification is pending.

“In line with preliminary info, it may very well be one of many snowmobilers who sank on the mouth of Lac-Saint-Jean final January,” he stated Saturday.

After 16 consecutive days of looking out, police suspended the seek for the 2 remaining lacking snowmobilers on Feb. 6.

The Quebec coroner’s workplace recognized the victims as Julien Benoit, 34, Yan Thierry, 24, Gilles Claude, 58 — all of France — and their information, 42-year-old Benoit L’Esperance of Montreal.

Nonetheless unaccounted for are Jean-Rene Dumoulin, 24, and Arnaud Antoine, 25.

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