Disappearance of Charleric Ouellet: fruitless research in Quebec

Disappearance of Charleric Ouellet: unsuccessful searches in Quebec


After 48 hours of intensive searches, operations to find Charleric Ouellet, a 28-year-old man whose family has been without news since Wednesday, were suspended at 4 p.m. Friday.

Authorities needed to reassess the options in order to develop a strategy for further research. Quebec police have redeployed their search unit to a wooded area on rang Saint-Ange in the west of the city near Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, where the man was last seen around 15 pm June 29.

On Friday morning, the SPVQ's Search and Rescue Unit (URS) resumed the investigation of the premises assisted by dog ​​handlers, a drone and a team of volunteers from the Association québécoise des volunteers en recherche. and rescue.

Members of the URS walked along the railway line for a distance of approximately 6.5 kilometers, among other things, checking up to 30 meters on each side.

Several teams, including the Search and Rescue Unit, volunteers, dog handlers and police officers on bicycles patrolled the wooded area of ​​rang Saint-Ange.

Divers from the Sûreté du Québec were called to the site to explore two basins located on a strawberry field. Volunteers also collaborated in the operation. 

Life in danger

Information gathered so far by the police suggests that the the young man's life would be in danger if he is not found quickly.

Mr. Ouellet has a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes him to be fearful. The missing man is 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) tall and weighs 64 kg (141 lb). He has shoulder length black hair and brown eyes. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a dark blue t-shirt, blue pants and gray shoes.

— With the collaboration by Dominique Lelièvre

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