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Man drowns while swimming with friends in Lake Gaspe

This incident occurred at Sept-Îles Lake in Chandler.

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La Presse Canadienne

La Presse Canadienne

An ambulance in Quebec.
Ambulance in Quebec. Photo by Jacques Boissinot /The Canadian Press file

A man in his 40s swimming Thursday afternoon drowned in A group of friends at Lake Setil in Chandler, Gaspé region.

According to Sûreté du Québec, the incident occurred around 11:15 am when a friend of the victim noticed him out of sight. The victim was soon found in critical condition. He was declared dead in hospital.

The incident is being investigated by Sûreté du Québec.

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