A day of fishing took a dramatic turn for the Montreal Canadiens forward on Saturday. With four of his friends, he had to rescue the pilot of a seaplane which crashed a few meters from his boat.
It was his brother-in-law, Neal Leblond, who shared this information through his Facebook account.
The crash, which occurred in Lac des Sables, in Notre-Dame-Du-Laus, in the Laurentians, was confirmed by the Sûreté de Québec.
"A quiet morning fishing with Jean Leblond, Paul Byron and Jonathan Legault turned into the rescue of a man who crashed a plane just feet away," the post read, along with some photos. . The pilot fortunately survived.
Major crime investigators from the SQ as well as the Transportation Safety Board of Canada have opened an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident. It was the fourth such crash in less than a week, including a fatal one last Sunday.