Biologico organic tomato greenhouse owner Stephane Roy is seen in Ste-Sophie on Aug. 16, 2012.
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The Sûreté du Québec appears to have found the bodies of Savoura CEO Stéphane Roy and his 14-year-old son, Justin, who have been missing since July 10 when they did not return from a fishing trip in northern Quebec.In a tweet published on Thursday afternoon, the SQ wrote that one of its helicopters located an aircraft on the ground in the area of Lake Valtrie, north of Mont-Tremblant Park.Believing it to be the R44 helicopter piloted by Roy, the SQ dispatched a ground team to investigate. After arriving at the scene, the team discovered two bodies.“Everything leads us to believe that the two people inside the aircraft are Stéphane Roy and his son,” the SQ said in a tweet.The SQ says a formal identification of the bodies will follow.Malheureusement, l’équipe déployée sur le terrain a retrouvé deux personnes décédées. Tout porte à croire qu’il s’agirait des deux occupants de l’appareil, M. Stéphane Roy et son fils. L’enquête sur les circonstances de l’événement est en cours. Une identification formelle suivra— Sûreté du Québec (@sureteduquebec) July 25, 2019In a tweet, Quebec Premier François Legault said he was saddened to hear of the deaths of Roy and his son. He thanked the SQ, the Canadian Armed Forces, volunteers and Public Safety Minister Geneviève Guilbault for their contributions to the search.Guilbault also tweeted her condolences to Roy’s family, while thanking the police force involved in the search.Je tiens également à remercier nos forces policières pour leur travail minutieux des derniers jours. Nous sommes de tout coeur avec la famille de M. Roy et de son fils. https://t.co/g3eAML7sbv— Geneviève Guilbault (@GGuilbaultCAQ) July 25, 2019The effort to find Roy’s helicopter saw aerial searches conducted over 20,000 square kilometres of dense forest in the upper Laurentians.On Wednesday, the SQ began searching on the ground and on waterways in a targeted zone north of Mont Tremblant Park, after information obtained from cellphone signals narrowed the scope of the search.The search area stretched from Lac-De la Bidière to Ste-Sophie. The task had been complicated by the fact Roy filed no flight plan and, with the exception of a weak cell signal, little information was available on what course the aircraft had taken before it vanished.Related