05/22/2013 07:19 EDT | Updated 07/22/2013 05:12 EDT

23-year-old woman dies while surfing near LaSalle

A 23-year-old woman who was surfing on the Lachine Rapids died this morning after getting caught between her surfboard and a tree in the water.

She ended up in the Lachine Rapids near LaSalle after making a wrong manoeuvre.

She was underwater for several minutes before a passerby jumped in to help her, said Const. Dany Richer of the Montreal police.

First-responders rushed her to hospital in critical condition, where she died soon after arriving.