A woman drowned after being swept into the current of Rivière Rouge on Sunday afternoon.

According to Sûreté du Québec Sergeant Marc Tessier, at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday, two women in their 60’s entered the river at a location along chemin de la Rivière Rouge in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge.  Both women, who were tourists from Montréal, were swept away with the current.  One of the women was rescued with minor injuries.

The other woman, 68-year-old Gabrielle Boudreau, was rescued by witnesses 700 metres from where she had gone into the water.  She was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.