Deaths of 3 Tabusintac fishermen could have been prevented, peers say

Ian Benoit had complained to the provincial government about the shallow channel earlier this spring, according to his father-in-law. (Jennifer Choi/CBC)

cbcnews – As the northeastern community of Tabusintac still struggles to come to grips with the loss of three fishermen over the weekend, some people say their deaths could have been prevented. Samuel-René Boutin, 23, of Saumarez, Alfred Rousselle, 32, of Brantville, and Ian Benoit, 35, of Tabusintac were killed when their boat capsized early Saturday morning. The boat had hit a sandbar in rough seas and began taking on water. continued

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    MY SON LOST HIS LIFE THAT DAY …HIS NAME IS SAMUEL-RENÉ BOUTIN ….

    SINCE THAT DAY THE GOUVERNEMENT TOLD THE FISHERMEN …THEY WOULD DO SOMETHING TO CLEAN (HELP) TO REDUCE THE SANDBAR …BUT THEY WENT ONES WITH THOSE MACHINE … BUT SINCE THAT THE GOUVERNEMENT PROMISE THEY WOULD DO MORE …. 2 WEEKS AGO THE FISHERMEN ASSOCIATION HAD A REUNION AND THE RESULT OF THAT WAS THE GOUVERNEMENT WONT DO NOTHING MORE TO DIGG OR CLEAN ALL THE SANDBAR …. THEY NEED TO DO A GULLY …

    I’M A MOTHER …I LOST MY SON …. I CANT BELEAVE THEY WONT DO NOTHING !!!!! ..3 LIVES A BEEN LOST !!! WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR ????? MORE DEATHS ??? … I DONT HAVE WORDS TO EXPLAIN ALLS THE PAINS WE ALLS LIVING SINCE THAT NIGHTMARE …… :'(