Police stated on Saturday that 11 persons fishing on the coast of the St. Lawrence River in Canada’s Quebec province were washed away by a tide, killing four children and leaving one guy missing.
The youngsters, all over the age of ten, were discovered unconscious on the coast in the Portneuf-sur-Mer district north of Quebec City early Saturday morning. They were transferred to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.
A man in his 30s was still missing.
Emergency services were called at 2 a.m., and six people were rescued from the water.
The incident occurred in the Côte-Nord region of Canada’s Quebec which covers much of the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence River.