Vehicle recovered from Rivière des Prairies in Ahuntsic-Cartierville


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A vehicle that plunged into the Rivière des Prairies in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough early Sunday morning has been recovered, Montreal police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant said late Sunday afternoon. No occupants were found in the vehicle or in the water.

Police arrived at the scene of the accident at 4:50 a.m. following a 911 call. The vehicle was traveling north on St.-Hubert St. when it crossed Avenue Park Stanley – a pedestrian street between Basile-Routhier St. and Durham Ave. on the banks of the Rivière des Prairies – and plunged into the water.

A man was seen in the water near the vehicle before it was completely submerged, witnesses told police.

Tactical divers from the Montreal police, the Montreal fire department and the Canadian Coast Guard joined the search to find the man and determine if there were other occupants of the vehicle, police spokeswoman Véronique Dubuc said Sunday.

Brabant said the search is now over.

The vehicle will be towed, Brabant said. The investigation will continue, with experts examining the vehicle to understand the causes and circumstances that led to it entering the water.

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