A 21-year-old man found lifeless in a municipal swimming pool in Anjou

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A 21-year-old man found lifeless in a municipal swimming pool in Anjou

The incident occurred at the swimming pool in Roger-Rousseau Park, at the intersection of boulevard Châteauneuf and avenue Rondeau, in the borough of Anjou.

Police recovered the body of a young man found unconscious in an outdoor municipal swimming pool on Monday night in northeast Montreal.

It was a call around 3:25 a.m. to the 911 emergency telephone exchange that led officers from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) to the Roger-Rousseau Park swimming pool, at the ;intersection of boulevard Châteauneuf and avenue Rondeau, in the borough of Anjou.

On the spot, they recovered the body of a 21-year-old man and attempted to resuscitate him while waiting for help to arrive. The victim was taken to hospital in seriously critical condition, the SPVM said.

The man and his girlfriend allegedly decided to cross the pool fence to go swimming, when they could not swim, possibly in a drunken state, according to the police who are investigating the incident. #x27;accident.

Three other drownings occurred in Quebec in three days.

A teenage girl died on Friday after being found unconscious descending a waterslide from the Super Aqua Club in Pointe-Calumet, north of Montreal.

A 28-year-old man died by drowning on Saturday in the municipality of Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides.

Another 49-year-old man drowned Saturday night in the Batiscan River in Notre-Dame-de-Montauban. His body was recovered by divers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) on Sunday morning.

In addition, in Saint-Polycarpe, in Montérégie, an accident occurred following a jump rope at Sablon beach. The victim was in critical condition while being transported to hospital.

On World Drowning Prevention Day on Monday, the Lifesaving Society's chief executive reiterated the importance of learning to swim, at all ages. In Quebec, the accessibility of courses that fill up quickly could be improved, says Raynald Hawkins on the microphone of the show Tout un matin.

The majority of drownings [which have occurred in recent days] are of recreational and sporting origin and they are preventable, analyzes the director general of the Lifesaving Society.

The United Nations also recommends teaching school-aged children the basics of swimming and water safety rules.

Drowning remains one of the leading causes of accidental death, according to the UN, which classifies these accidents as a major public health problem worldwide.

With information from Karine Bastien

With information from La Presse canadienne

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