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Body Found in Lac-St-Jean Region Could Be One of Two Missing French Snowmobilers


MONTREAL—A body found along the shoreline of Lac−St−Jean in the evening on May 22 might be one of two remaining French snowmobilers listed as missing after their trip turned deadly in January.

Quebec provincial police say a body was found along the shoreline by a passerby in Alma, in the provinces Saguenay−Lac−St−Jean region north of Quebec City.

Two snowmobilers remained unaccounted for after the Jan. 21 incident involving a group of eight tourists from France and their Montreal−based guide.

The group left the safety of the marked trail through the woods and ventured towards the icy expanse of Lac−Saint−Jean, where the ice gave way somewhere between St−Henri−de−Taillon and Alma.

Police recovered snowmobiles and the bodies of three of the French tourists and their Montreal−based guide while three others escaped without injury.

Sgt. Claude Denis of the Quebec provincial police says a formal identification is pending.

“According to initial information, it could be one of the snowmobilers who sank at the mouth of Lac−Saint−Jean last January,” he said Saturday.

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