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Tree Crushes Rosemere Golfer In Thunderstorm

08/12/2012 11:44 EDT | Updated 10/12/2012 05:12 EDT
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J.W. Young cleans up fallen branches caused by the Santa Ana winds on Santa Rosa Avenue, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Pasadena, Calif. Some of the fiercest winds in years slam California and move across the West, with gusts near 100 mph flipping trees and trucks, snarling air traffic and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Bret Hartman)
An 18-year-old man is dead after he was crushed by the tree under which he took shelter during Saturday afternoon's thunderstorm.

The young man had been golfing at the Rosemere Golf Club, where he was a member. He was alone on the course north of Montreal at about 5 p.m. when the storm blew in.

His body was found at around 10 o'clock Saturday night after his parents reported him missing.

About 28,000 Hydro-Québec customers were left without electricity because of the storm in Quebec's Lanaudière region, the Laurentians, Laval and the South Shore.

Hydro-Québec crews toiled through the night to repair power lines damaged by fallen trees and branches. Forty work teams were still on the job Sunday, the company said.

By morning, power was restored to all but 4,000 of those households, Hydro-Québec said. Those left should get their electricity back by the end of the day.

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