Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Man Missing After Boat Capsizes In St. Lawrence River

The coast guard and Montreal firefighters are searching for a man whose boat capsized in the St. Lawrence River. Montreal police Const. Yannick Ouimet said two boaters clung to wreckage for two hours before a 51-year-old man slipped away. His 37-year-old boating partner held on for an extra hour and was rescued by family members who came along in another boat.The boaters were all headed toward a family residence on an island near Montreal. The rescued man, who is expected to be released from hospital later Monday, told police they were only a few hundred metres from shore when the boat hit a wave and flipped. Police say the men were not wearing life-jackets.

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