Canadian Forces join SQ search between Sainte-Sophie and upper Mauricie
Canadian Forces search and rescue teams have joined a search for a Quebec businessman and his son, who went missing in a helicopter somewhere north of Montreal Thursday morning.
A spokesperson for Sagami, Inc., confirmed that a search is on for the company’s president and founder, Stéphane Roy, who was piloting the helicopter, and his son, a minor.
Provincial police were contacted about two people missing at around 10:00 a.m. Thursday. They are asking anyone who heard a helicopter having any kind of difficulty between Sainte-Sophie, about 60 kilometres north of Montreal, and Parent, around 400 kilometres further north, to call 911.
A release from Sagami said that Roy is an experienced pilot who has many hours of experience flying the helicopter in question, a Robinson R44.
Sagami grows greenhouse tomatoes and sells them under the Sagami and Savoura brands.