Man disappears into Rivière des Prairies trying to save dog

Riviere des Prairies

A man believed to be in his 30s disappeared beneath the waters of the Rivière des Prairies just off Île Paton in Chomedey during the late afternoon of Friday April 3 after he waded in while trying to pull his dog from the partly frozen river.

According to the Laval Police, the dog fell in and the man then entered the water to try and rescue it. Although no one saw the man re-emerge from the river, the dog made it back to shore.

The Laval Fire Department, which is well-equipped to deal with accidents on the rivers surrounding Laval, was on the scene conducting a search Friday evening, although there was no word by Saturday morning that they had found anything.