Collision between a plane and a kayak in Grand-Remous,: a boy of 12 years old seriously injured

Collision entre un hydravion et un kayak à Grand-Remous: un garçon de 12 ans gravement blessé

A boy of 12 years was seriously injured Saturday afternoon when the kayak in which he was was struck by a float plane on a body of water in the area of Grand-Remous, about fifty kilometres north of Maniwaki, in Outaouais.

The Sûreté du Québec received a call a little after 16 h in relation to this accident that occurred in the Baskatong reservoir.

The boy was wounded in the head and was transported to a hospital.

Another person who was with him in the kayak was not injured, according to the SQ.

“According to preliminary information, the plane had some difficulty and, during a maneuver, in falling, it struck the kayak on the water,” said sergeant Jean-Raphaël Drolet.

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