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Fillette fallen into the river: the search continues

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The search is difficult, given the rapids of the Mistassibi River.

The Canadian Press

The search resumed Tuesday morning for a fifth consecutive day to find a 4-year-old girl who fell into the Mistassibi River on Friday, in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean.

It is now a recovery location mission, said Sergeant Hugues Beaulieu, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

Today, around twenty police officers are on duty, accompanied by a drone as well as a nautical team downstream on the river.

A quote from Hugues Beaulieu, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec

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Hugues Beaulieu, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec

On Monday, as has been the case for several days, the searches were suspended at dark for security reasons.

On Monday afternoon, the SQ released, with the family's agreement, a photo of the little girl's clothing at the time of her disappearance, calling on residents and citizens traveling near the river to contact the police if they saw clothing similar to that in the photo.

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The little girl was wearing a multi-colored winter coat, as well as blue snow pants .

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The SQ asks citizens to contact it if they see clothing that may resemble those in this photo.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">The search continues without the divers, since all the work they could do has been done, Mr. Beaulieu said on Monday.

Friday, December 22, emergency services were called to the place where the little girl was sliding with her mother, in Dolbeau-Mistassini , when the tragedy occurred around 2:30 p.m., near a hiking trail located near Route 169.

It is at this place that the child was unable to stop his course, to pass through the mesh of a guardrail installed along the bank and then find himself in the waters of the river.

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