Let the memes begin: Premier Couillard’s boat sinks while docked

The boat used by avid angler and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard for fishing trips on Lac Saint-Jean sank on Sunday, still moored to its berth at the marina in Saint-Prime.

Provincial police were alerted to the incident at 12:30 p.m., after witnesses at the marina noticed the boat had sunk, its mooring lines succeeding in keeping only the red canopy of the vessel above water.

“We are trying to determine why the boat sank, said Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Hugues Beaulieu. “The theory of an equipment failure or of an equipment part is not excluded.”

The boat, the hull of which was apparently intact when towed out of the water Sunday, was sent for a mechanical inspection on Monday.

Une quarantaine de curieux sont regroupés à la marina de Saint-Prime pour voir le bateau du PM Philippe Couillard. Son bateau a coulé tôt ce matin. La SQ mènera une enquête pour établir les…

Original published: 2018-07-30 14:58:23 Read the full Montreal News here

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