Died in the middle of a storm, the two victims have under-estimated the danger

News 20 March, 2018
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    Michael Fiset, and Pierre Thibault

    Catherine Bouchard

    Tuesday, 20 march, 2018 09:45

    Tuesday, 20 march, 2018 09:45

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    A year after the tragic death of Michael Fiset and Pierre Thibault, who died in their car at Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, the coroner indicates that the two men have under-estimated the danger of venturing on the roads.

    The coroner Luc Malouin confirms that two men have died following a carbon monoxide poisoning. In both cases, this is accidental death.

    In two separate reports, the coroner raises the under-estimation of the danger in venturing out on the roads in the appalling conditions of the two men.

    The coroner also recommends that the Sûreté du Québec to review its internal guidelines, during an Operation Claw – which consists of the establishment of the necessary resources to better respond to emergencies during winter storms – to ensure that police officers who are qualified for the driving of snowmobiles are present in the positions who have this kind of vehicles and they can respond quickly when an emergency occurs.

    Michael Fiset and Pierre Thibault died in their car at Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud. They are refugees in their truck stuck in the snow.

    They have asked for help several times.

    Their bodies were found on march 15, 2017.

    More details to come…