Saint-Henri-de-Taillon tragedy: better signage for snowmobilers

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon tragedy: better signage for snowmobilers

UPDATE DAY

In anticipation of the next snowmobile season, measures have been taken to improve safety in Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, Lac-Saint-Jean. 

A year ago, a coroner filed a report on the tragedy in the area that claimed the lives of six snowmobilers who sank in the waters of Lac Saint-Jean on January 21, 2020, the height of Belley beach.

Certain measures were introduced by the Club de motoneigistes Lac-Saint-Jean, following recommendations.

“Last season, the club implemented specific measures by adding signage to warn that there is a curve,” said the president of the Fédération des motoneigistes du Québec, Réal Camiré.

Improving signage in the area of ​​the accident was also a recommendation from the coroner.

Despite everything, some snowmobilers avoid waterways.

“We don't cross waterways, indicated the meadow ident of the Caribou-Conscrits Snowmobile Club, Julien Tremblay. It is very difficult to assess the quality of a watercourse.”