Since Stéphane Roy, founder of Les Serres Sagami (which markets tomatoes under the Savoura and Sagami brands), and his son went missing after a helicopter flight last week, no trace of them has been found as of yet. Canadian Forces, assisted by civilians, are searching for the missing R44 helicopter, which had the two on board before disappearing.
Search for missing R44 helicopter in Laurentides involves 3 CH146 Griffon helicopters, 2 CC130H Hercules from @RCAF_ARC. 2 aircraft from #CASARA and 3 planes from #SERABEC have also joined the search. #SAR #SARPartners— Trenton JRCC CCCOS (@JRCCTrentCCCOS) July 13, 2019
"The total area we're searching right now is approximately 20,000 square kilometres. That being said, the aircraft are flying along routes we believe the missing R44 may have taken," Capt. Trevor Reid. of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton told CBC News. "That's narrowing down the search area."
Savoura have launched a Facebook page dedicated to the search, on which they are asking people in the area to help with the search. More than 20 helicopters owned by private individuals and businesses are involved in the search.
One of the helicopters involved in the search has crashed, with those on board sustaining light injuries, CBC News reports. During the search, a Canadian Armed Forces search-and-rescue plane was able to find another crashed plane, but so far, Stéphane Roy and his son haven't been found yet.