A search is underway to find a teenage girl falls into the Yamaska river

Recherche en cours pour retrouver une adolescente tombée dans la rivière Yamaska

Searches were ongoing on Monday night to try to find a 15 year old girl who may have drowned in the Yamaska river, Saint-Hyacinthe.

The young woman would have fallen of a pier downstream from the dam Penman’s, located near the bridge of the avenue Bourdages, around 18: 30.

The rescue services, including firefighters and police officers of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), were hard at work Monday evening, to try to recover the teenage girl, who could have been swept up in the whirlpool of the river.

In the event that the victim is not found by this grid search in the evening, divers of the SQ may be called upon to make on-site Tuesday morning, said a spokesman of the provincial police, Ann Mathieu.

Québec is experiencing a been particularly lethal on the water with 52 deaths identified as of Monday, according to the lifesaving Society of Quebec. In comparison, 58 deaths had been listed for the full year 2019.

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