Bodies of man and son recovered from submerged car in Quebec's Lanaudiere region

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SAINT-MICHEL-DES-SAINTS, Que. — A man and a child were found dead on Wednesday after their car went off the road and plunged into a river in Quebec's Lanaudiere region.

Quebec provincial police confirmed today that the bodies of Jonas Dubé, 29, and Weyko Jacob, 7, were discovered in the submerged car in St-Michel-des-Saints, about 170 kilometres north of Montreal.

The Atikamekw band council of Manawan said in a press release the father and son were members of the community who had been missing since Tuesday night.

A citizen called police at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday about a car that had skidded off the road and gone into the water.

Officers on the scene found the car upside down and underwater and called in fire and rescue services, who discovered the bodies.

Police say a collision specialist is investigating the cause and time of the accident, which took place sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.

A mechanical inspection has been ordered for the car.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 6, 2021.

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