Chance sometimes does things well. A 69-year-old woman who has been missing in the forest since Sunday, on the North Shore has been found … by another woman who is also missing!
According to authorities, Johanne Tremblay fell after her 2005 Toyota Corolla suffered a mechanical failure. She would then have run out of gasoline.
The sixty-year-old from Baie-Comeau would then have spent two full days in her car, crossing her fingers that someone could find her trail.
Rather than leave her skin there, the woman decided to walk on the Scierie-des-Outardes forest road. “She walked all day,” said Sergeant Jean-Raphaël Drolet, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).
Ironically, Ms. Tremblay was located Tuesday evening, around 9 p.m., by a young woman who was also lost after taking the wrong road.
“The two women supported each other and came back in the opposite direction, but also suffered a gasoline failure,” said the spokesperson for the SQ.
“However, they were able to contact the emergency services thanks to a radio in the car. A Good Samaritan picked up the two ladies when they reached their height and brought them back to a meeting point agreed with the police, ”added Sergeant Drolet.
The two women were in good health and were not injured when they were able to reunite with their loved ones.
The Sûreté du Québec took this opportunity – which had a happy ending – to remind citizens to properly plan their expeditions or their outings in the forest. “With the fall period and the hunting season fast approaching, we remind you to take all the necessary precautions before your outing,” said Sergeant Jean-Raphaël Drolet.
People can get the leaflet “Orient your excursion”, available at SQ stations or on the internet (sq.gouv.qc.ca).