Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byrne helps rescue pilot after floatplane crash.

Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byrne helps rescue a pilot of a floatplane that crashed Saturday in a lake in the Laurentian region of Quebec, northwest of Montreal.

The crash and rescue took place on Saturday in Notre-Dame-du-Los, Ky., about 240 kilometers northwest of Montreal, and was first reported by the French-language sports network Rousseau des Sports.

Byrne tweeted late Sunday that he and his father-in-law and brother-in-law helped rescue the pilot from the water.

NHLer said that most of the credit should go to Serge LaBelle, a man aboard a shipwreck who was the first to arrive at the scene of the crashed plane.

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Quebec provincial police say the pilot was alone on the plane and was injured but stable before being taken to hospital.

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A Canadian Transportation Safety Board spokesman says the agency became aware of the crash Saturday afternoon, adding that it had not deployed investigators but would follow up with provincial police and the pilot.

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