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Body of QMJHL exec found in lake after boating accident

A family spokeswoman has confirmed the death of Gervais Munger, an administrator with a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team.

Dominique Savard said police divers found his body in a lake about 250 kilometres northwest of Quebec City on Monday.

The 52-year-old Munger was a co-administrator of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and played for the team in the 1970s.

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He went missing on Saturday when he was thrown from the Zodiac boat he was travelling in with three friends.

None of the four were wearing life-jackets, but all except Munger were able to swim to shore.

Savard said Munger's family was reeling but was relieved in some ways his body had been found.

"This is a second shock in 48 hours," Savard said in an interview.

"Saturday was a major shock and today is another one. But (there is relief) Mr. Munger has been found.

"This will allow everyone to start grieving."

Funeral details were still pending.

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