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No sign of the occupants of the vehicle that plunged into the Rivière des Prairies

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A vehicle that plowed into Rivière des Prairies in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighborhood early Sunday morning has been recovered, Montreal police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant said late Sunday afternoon. No occupants of the vehicle were located, either inside or in the water.

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Police arrived at the scene following a 911 call at 4:50 a.m. The vehicle was traveling north on St-Hubert St. when he crossed Avenue Park Stanley – a pedestrian street between Basile-Routhier St. and Durham Ave., on the banks of the Rivière des Prairies — and dove into the water.

A man was seen in the water near the vehicle before it was completely submerged, witnesses told police.

Montreal police tactical divers, the Montreal fire department and the Canadian Coast Guard joined the search to locate the man and determine if there were other occupants of the vehicle, police spokeswoman Véronique Dubuc said Sunday .

Brabant said the search is over.

The vehicle was to be towed, Brabant said, and the investigation will continue, with experts examining the vehicle to try to understand the causes and circumstances that led to it entering the water.

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