Three water-related emergencies in the Outaouais, MRC police called to Lac à la Truite for alleged drowning
Last Sunday July 9, MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais Police responded to a distress call and arrived at Lac à la Truite in the early afternoon. On scene, they found a 60-year-old woman unconscious in the lake. Officers attempted resuscitation but, unfortunately, once at the hospital the woman was pronounced dead.
The woman and her husband were swimming and were enjoying the lake near Club des Cinq-Lacs when the incident occurred. According to police, the woman was wearing an open water buoy at the time of the incident.
Police say the incident indicates drowning. A coroner’s inquest has been opened to determine the circumstances and the cause of death.
This was not the only water related emergency in the region this past weekend. A young man’s body was found in Baskatong Reservoir near Maniwaki on Sunday after allegedly falling into the water without a life jacket. Sunday evening, across the river from Aylmer at Britannia Beach, a teenage girl was rescued from the Ottawa River and was transported to hospital in critical condition.