Search on for prominent Quebec businessman, son after helicopter goes missing

Canadian Forces members are searching for a Quebec businessman and his son who went missing in a helicopter somewhere north of Montreal Wednesday. 

A spokesperson for Sagami, Inc., confirmed that the search is for the company's president and founder, Stéphane Roy, who was piloting the helicopter, and his son, a minor.

Sagami grows greenhouse tomatoes and sells them under the Sagami and Savoura brands.

The Canadian Forces sent a plane and two helicopters to join the search Thursday afternoon, said Capt. Trevor Reid, a public affairs officer.

The aircraft were actively searching Thursday evening, but powerful storms in Quebec made it a challenge, Reid said.

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"The plan now is the air crews are searching along the more probable flight paths they may have taken," Reid said.

Reid says the helicopter was expected in Sainte-Sophie, about 60 kilometres north of Montreal, sometime on Wednesday.

A release from Sagami said that Roy is an experienced pilot who has many hours of experience flying the helicopter in question, a Robinson R44.

Provincial police are asking anyone with information to call 1-800-659-4264. They say all calls to this line will remain anonymous.