Body recovered from the water in the St. Lawrence: Fabienne Somon, the mother of the French tourist who died

News 14 March, 2018
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    The body recovered Tuesday in the St. Lawrence river is beautiful and the one of Fabienne Somon, 53 years old, a native of France.

    Catherine Bouchard

    Wednesday, march 14, 2018 07:51

    Wednesday, march 14, 2018 13:30

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    A double tragedy afflicts a family originally from France, while the body recovered on Tuesday in the end of the day in the St. Lawrence river, has been identified as that of Fabienne Somon, 53-year-old. This is the mother of the French tourist who lost his life in a snowmobile accident last week, in Lac-Beauport.

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    The news was confirmed early Wednesday morning by the police Department of the City of Quebec. Ms. Somon was missing since 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. The lady was in Quebec, following the death of his daughter Marion Rigaut, aged 25 years, who died last Thursday in the trail 369, near the Outfitter Lac-Beauport.

    The fifty-year-old had been seen for the last time, in Oak street, in a residential area of the district of Sillery. A notice had been circulated.

    After some research in the area, a body was recovered a few hours later by the coast Guard in the sector of the beach St. Lawrence, near Cap-Rouge. The body was transported to the Port of Quebec, near the elevators, and then recovered by the paramedics.

    With the information received, the police had requested the coast Guard in the afternoon to try to find the man in his fifties. A helicopter and a boat were used to search the river and in the vicinity of the water courses. The sad discovery was not long in coming.

    Snowmobile Accident

    The daughter of Mrs. Somon, Marion Rigaut, was sitting in the back of a snowmobile driven by her boyfriend, a man 25 years of age, when they made an exit from the track and violently collided with a tree.

    The tourist died on the spot, while the driver is still in a stable state. According to the French daily La Voix du Nord, the young woman was a student in medicine, specialized in pulmonology, at the University of Lille. She was a native of Bethune, a region in northern France. His body was to be repatriated on Saturday.

    This double tragedy has also made the flow of the ink from the other side of the Atlantic, in France, while several media outlets have posted this sad story.