SAINT-ALEXIS-DES-MONTS | The night was short for Linda St-Germain. The mother has lived, Thursday, the hours, the most painful of his life. After intensive research, two young people aged 9 and 12 years were found twenty miles from the family home, which is located in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, in Mauricie.
“The time of my life has stopped. When the two young arrived, they said: “Finally, it is at home”. I took them in my arms,” she recounted with emotion, on Friday, the camera VAT New.
Left bike in the neighborhood, and the boys would be lost. They drove for miles to try to find their way.
“They were trying to find their bearings. They were tired, they were hungry. They paniquaient and saw that the time progressed. One of the two was crying,” said Ms. St-Germain.
It is in the neighbouring municipality of Saint-Édouard-de-Maskinongé that the two young were found. Relieved and smiling, the first respondents have put an end to long searches in the middle of the evening, Thursday.
Moreover, Saint-Alexis-des-Monts has a team of rescue off-road that serves the RCM of Maskinongé. Even before the arrival of the police, the fire department had started the research.
“We installed our command post. They had begun to excavate a radius of 300 meters. ATV trails, my guys knew what to do. Eliminated as,” said Raymond Beaudoin, who is the director of the fire Department of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts.
This expertise in search and rescue is a matter of pride for the mayor of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. Michel Bourassa was on the ground, on Thursday, for the research.