Montreal police searching for man reported missing in St. Lawrence River

Montreal police are combing a portion of the St. Lawrence River in Montreal's Old Port after receiving a 911 call reporting someone had fallen in on Friday, May 20, 2022 (Photo: John R. Kennedy)

Montreal police officers are among search and rescue teams patrolling a stretch of the St. Lawrence river following reports that a man may have fallen in. 

Firefighters, the coast guard and police nautical squad deployed personnel looking for what witnesses have described as a man in his thirties who was having trouble staying afloat in the water. 

The 911 call came in at around 4 p.m., according to police.

The caller reported a person was in danger in the water near the Jacques-Cartier Pier, near the Ferris Wheel, in Montreal's Old Port. 

Little is known regarding what happened to the man. Police called off their search at around 9:30 p.m. without finding him. 

Police will continue to investigate the circumstances of the event over the weekend.


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