Police work to identify woman's body pulled from Quebec quarry

Associated Press

L'EPIPHANIE, Que. - Quebec provincial police are working to identify a second body pulled from the rubble after a landslide at a gravel quarry.

The woman's body was discovered Saturday evening and police say it likely is one of two workers swept away as the ground collapsed on Tuesday.

A man's body found in the landslide earlier Saturday has been identified as 54-year-old Daniel Brisebois.

Crews had been searching for two workers — a man and a woman — who went missing after their vehicles were swept into a gravel pit dozens of metres deep.

The vehicles were trapped in huge mounds of loose gravel at the bottom of the crater in L'Epiphanie, Que., just outside Montreal.

A third worker whose vehicle also fell into the quarry was rescued by a provincial police helicopter on Tuesday within hours of the collapse.

Rescue efforts were thwarted throughout the week by bad weather and concerns of another landslide.

Roughly 50 people have been working on the recovery effort, including geologists, firefighters and specially trained police officers.

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