Two inmates make daring escape from Quebec prison in helicopter
SAINT-JEROME, Quebec (AP) - Two Quebec inmates used a helicopter to make a daring daylight escape from a prison northwest of Montreal and remained at large Sunday evening, authorities said.
Police received a call from the staff at the prison in Saint-Jerome, Quebec, regarding the dramatic escape around 2:20 p.m., said Quebec provincial police Sgt. Benoit Richard.
He didn't say if the helicopter had landed on the prison grounds and wouldn't provide further details about the escape. He said the pilot was taken to a local hospital.
Quebec provincial police tracked down the helicopter on Sunday afternoon in Mont-Tremblant, about 85 kilometers away from the prison, but only the chopper's pilot was still at the scene.