Three convicts managed to escape from a Canadian jail by helicopter. A spokeswoman for Quebec Provincial Police as saying, “A helicopter touched down briefly in the courtyard before taking off with the three prisoners.”
“We are talking closely with the detention center to figure out exactly how the escape transpired,” Mathieu told . “The priority … is to find the helicopter.”
A massive manhunt has been launched for the three escapees Yves Denis Yvon Lamontagne, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49.
Lamontagne and Lefebvre were arrested in a drug bust in 2010 and were awaiting trial.
This is the second time such a brazen jail escape has been reported from Canada in a year.
In March 2013, two men posing as tourists had commandeered a helicopter from a Canadian tour company, and had managed to rescue two inmates from a jail.
However, such airborne escapes are not unprecedented.
In 2006 and in 2009, Albanian inmate Alket Rizaj had broken out of a maximum security prison in Greece twice. Rizaj, however, was recaptured both times.