Finally! Now we’ll see some real loafing!
MONTREAL The Sûreté du Québec has joined the search for two missing men near the Viau Bridge Wednesday morning. The SQ team includes sophisticated equipment, such as sonar, that should help in determining whether or not the car the missing men were in is indeed in the Rivière des Prairies.
On Tuesday, police divers searched the water for signs of the vehicle, but were unable to find anything.
A team of police divers will be ready to enter the water if the vehicle is found, and possibly search for the bodies of the missing men who appear to have fallen victim to an accident.
Laval residents Vincent Lamoureux, 20, and Hugo Pereira, 22, were last seen alive around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 3 at the Diable Vert, a Montreal bar on St. Denis St. A week-long search for the two men, who were on paths to become firefighters, turned up no trace of the pair.
But Tuesday morning, broken pieces from an Acura were found on the shore of the Rivière des Prairies. Some of the pieces were found next to a damaged fence that runs along Rivière des Prairies Blvd. parallel to the river and close to the bridge.
It appears a car travelling along the boulevard lost control, drove through the fence and went into the river.
The men vanished after Pereira sent a text message to a woman who was still at the Diable Vert 10 minutes after he and Lamoureux left. She was expecting Pereira to return to the bar, but he never showed up.
Because the men were last seen in Montreal, the investigation is being headed by the Montreal police major crimes division, a unit that normally handles homicides and kidnappings.