Man dies after swimming accident in St-Polycarpe

Man dies after swimming accident in St-Polycarpe

He jumped into the water and did not immediately surface.

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Quebec Provincial Police headquarters is seen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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A 43-year-old man has died following a swimming accident Saturday in St-Polycarpe.

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Emergency services were alerted to the situation around 4 p.m.  Saturday.

“The man in his 40s had jumped into the water from a platform where there was a rope swing,” Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Nicolas Scholtus said.

“He found himself in the water and did not surface. At that location, the depth of the lake is two to three metres.”

The man was eventually rescued and the beach’s lifeguards performed resuscitation manoeuvres until emergency services arrived.

He was in critical condition when transported to a hospital.

Forensic technicians have been asked to examine the scene, Scholtus said.

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