St. Lawrence River: an octogenarian saved by a good Samaritan

St. Lawrence River: an octogenarian saved by a good Samaritan

An octogenarian was rescued from the waters of the St. Lawrence River, very early Saturday morning, in the Lachine borough, in Montreal.

The 83-year-old victim's vehicle fell into the river at Saint-Louis Park, said Véronique Comtois, public relations officer for the Montreal Police Department. (SPVM).

The 911 received a call shortly after midnight. According to several witnesses, the vehicle would have fallen from the descent of boats, report the police. The octogenarian is said to be in critical condition.

A good Samaritan would have jumped into the river to extricate the man who was in the vehicle, added Ms. Comtois. The 25-year-old man was treated at the scene for hypothermia.

An investigation is underway to determine the exact circumstances of this event.

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