Body found floating near bridge in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
A body found in near a bridge in Valleyfield Friday afternoon could be that of Yury Malenykeno, 47, who disappeared while harpoon fishing on September 21. (Images: SQ handout and Google Street View)
Published Friday, September 27, 2013 7:37PM EDT
MONTREAL - Police and firefighters were called to a site near the Monseigneur Langlois Bridge in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield after a body was spotted floating in the water at around 5 p.m. Friday.
A Quebec provincial police official told CTV Montreal that the identity of the individual will only be determined after an autopsy, which which will be performed sometime next week.
However, the body could very well be that of Montrealer Yury Malyenko, 47, who went missing after going harpoon fishing in the area on Saturday, September 21.
His car was found in parking lot and other personal effects were found by the riverside at a spot east of the bridge.
A search conducted by helicopter and aquatic experts yielded no results and Malyenko was assumed drowned.
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is a city of 40,000 that sits 60 km southwest of downtown Montreal.