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Wildlife Protection Officer Fernand Vachon

November 5, 2005

Aircraft Accident

Québec Wildlife Protection & Resources

Wildlife Protection Officer Fernand Vachon, WPO Nicolas Rochette and the pilot, Yves Giguère died when their plane crashed on Saturday November 5, 05 at around 10pm. Together they were conducting a night-hunting operation in the Chaudière-Appalaches area (approximately 30 miles north of the Maine border near Jackman ME) when the crash occurred. The plane was found on Tuesday, November the 8th.

Mr. Vachon was known for his expertise, professionalism and persistence. He was an inspiration to his colleagues from Québec in the battle against poaching. Wildlife protection was his passion, and he devoted 33 years of his life to the cause with the enthusiasm and commitment that were his trademark.