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Lac-St-Jean body identified as missing snowmobiler Gilles Claude


Divers recovered the body of the missing snowmobiler, identified as 58-year-old Gilles Claude, on Friday. The search continues for four more. (Flavie Villeneuve/Radio-Canada)

Quebec provincial police have identified the body found in Lac-St-Jean yesterday as missing snowmobiler Gilles Claude.

Claude, 58, was part of a group of eight French nationals, led by a guide, who were trying to cross a snow-covered channel between the towns of Saint-Henri-de-Taillon and Alma Tuesday night when the ice gave way.

His body was found two kilometres downstream from where they fell into the water.

Read more on CBC News

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