In a tragic incident, the dead body of one of the five French snowmobilers discovers by Canadian searchers on Friday. The person’s machine fell in the frozen lake, the police state.
There were no chances of the group being alive, but the police did not lose the hope and tried recovering their bodies, a spokesman said.
A team of divers, police and sonar operators along with helicopters trace the area which is of about 225 Kilometers (140 miles). It is located in Quebec city in the north. The search operation expects to resume again during the day.
The Dead Body of the snowmobiler discovers two kilometres away from the initial search area, Hugues Beaulieu Quebec provincial police spokesman states. The body is in Lake Saint-Jean where the accident took place.
“At the moment, we can’t identify the body,” French Consul General in Quebec Laurent Barbot said during a press briefing.
“The process is underway and the families have of course been informed,” he added.
A group of six French tourists were snowmobiling when this mishap took place. Apparently, all six tourists were snowmobiling in off-limits where the ice is thinner. Out of six, three tourists escaped with minor injuries and returned to France on Thursday.
Along with the group, there was a 42-year-old Canadian guide, who lost his life while rescuing the group members.
During the search operation, police recovered six snowmobiles in the bottom of the lake. Due to the accident, provincial authorities assure to tighten the safety measures for the machine.
Experts assume that the tourists might have taken the shortcut to reach their destination during which the mishap took place.
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