A man is pulled from the waters of the Yamaska ​​River

A man is pulled from the waters of the Yamaska ​​River
A man is pulled from the waters of the Yamaska ​​River

The Fire Safety Department of this Estrie municipality was called shortly before 6 p.m. for a person in distress in the body of water.

“This person would have swum to the center of the river, near Ouellette Park, without flotation equipment,” indicates Annie Lévesque, director of the Farnham Communications and Citizen Relations Department.

He would have “tried to look for an object”. According to a witness, it was a remote-controlled boat. The man was taken to hospital and his condition remains a cause for concern.


The firefighters responded in a “rapid and efficient” manner, says the City. (Archives La Voix de l’Est)

“The Town of Farnham sends its thoughts to the individual whose condition remains critical,” specifies Ms. Lévesque.

The municipality also commends the work of the firefighters for their “rapid and efficient” intervention.

She also wants to remind people of the importance of wearing a flotation jacket during water activities and that swimming is prohibited in the Yamaska ​​because of the strong currents and the presence of cyanobacteria.

“It’s terrible, it’s a tragedy, hence the importance of remembering not to swim in the river,” said the mayor of Farnham, Patrick Melchior.




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