Canadiens boss Geoff Molson becomes hero, rescues pilot after emergency water landing

The Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson turned into a hero during weekend. On Saturday, he helped rescue a pilot out of a seaplane that descended into Lake Massawippi near North Hatley, Quebec.

The plane, which was a small amphibious aircraft, crashed into the lake during the morning, according to the Montreal Gazette.

“It was a normal water landing,” pilot Gabriel Chartier told Le Journal de Montréal. “I was coming in at about 85 miles an hour, I had started to touch the water, I was facing the wind. It’s like I hit something.”

Chartier told the paper that he was waring a seatbelt and never feared for his life. He suffered minor cuts and a lacerated hand.

But things could’ve taken a real ugly turn if the Canadiens boss wouldn’t have been around, saving the pilot from the water.

Geoff Molsoln didn’t want to comment further on the rescue.

“Modesty has always been the Molson family’s way of doing things. And this event won’t change that,” Canadiens spokesperson Paul Wilson said Sunday.

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