07/11/2013 23:06 EDT | Updated 09/10/2013 05:12 EDT

Laval woman presumed drowned

Police believe a woman in Laval has drowned in the Rivière-des-Prairies after she jumped in to try to retrieve her sandals.

The 34-year-old woman was sitting along the river when her sandals fell in.

She jumped into the water to go after her shoes, and never returned.

Four men witnessed the incident and jumped into the river to help, but were unable to save her.

Police divers have called off the search for tonight and are expected to continue their work tomorrow morning.