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Fatal Sunday on Quebec water: 2 drown in separate incidents and 1 person missing – Montreal

Two people drowned in separate accidents on Sunday, while police continue to look for a missing swimmer in a third incident.

A man in his 50s from Chateau-Richer, which sits about 25 kilometres east of Quebec City, died in the early afternoon after he was found unresponsive near a body of water.

Provincial police spokeswoman Camille Savoie says the victim was on a paddle board when he fell into the water, and resuscitation efforts failed to revive him.

At around the same time, a 91-year-old woman drowned in a swimming pool in the Loretteville area of Quebec City.

First responders tried to revive her with a defibrillator, but she was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile, authorities continue to search for a man in his 30s who disappeared after jumping into the Rouge River in the municipality of Huberdeau near Mont-Tremblant.

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