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Drowning in French River

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The Noelville OPP is reporting a drowning in Lower Sturgeon Lake in French River.   A man, identified as 69-year-old Jocelyn Michaud drowned as the result of being thrown in the water when the boat he was fishing from capsized.  Investigators say Michaud was not wearing a lifejacket.  His friend managed to swim safely to shore.  Police say the water is very cold this time of year and it won’t take long for hypothermia to set.   They add protecting yourself with a lifejacket gives you a fighting chance at survival.

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