On Sunday, the divers used a crane to get into the water.
After seven days of searching like this, the temperatures are changing. Slowly, not quickly, we're heading back into winter. Obviously, winter had forgotten us for the Christmas period. We are going to return to winter and, for us, it will make it easier to travel on the ice to continue research, said Hugues Beaulieu.
He says a helicopter could also be deployed today, weather conditions permitting. A little before 9 a.m., excessive fog covered Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean.
Friday, a four-year-old child who was sliding near the Motel Chute des pères, in Dolbeau-Mistassini, fell into the Mistassibi River (New window), under the gaze of her mother, when the fence which demarcated the river gave way. Since that day, the police have been working to find her.
However, they stop during the night, as a security measure. Every evening, the police make the decision whether or not to continue operations. They will do it again Thursday evening.
On Tuesday, what was a rescue operation became a process to find the little girl's body.
The fence, which belongs to the City of Dolbeau-Mistassini, did it give way under the weight of the little girl or was it damaged? An investigation is underway to shed light on the circumstances of the accident.
The mayor of the municipality of Lac-Saint-Jean, André Guy, prefers to wait for the conclusions before commenting on the matter.
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