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Canada 'Unfathomable': Search to continue Monday for body of 9-year-old boy in Lake Erie

08:35  17 february  2020
08:35  17 february  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

'An unfortunate tragedy': Boy, 9, presumed drowned after falling through ice in Lake Erie

  'An unfortunate tragedy': Boy, 9, presumed drowned after falling through ice in Lake Erie The search for a nine-year-old boy who fell through ice in Lake Erie has turned into a recovery mission, Ontario Provincial Police say. "With these cold temperatures and the water, it's now a recovery," Const. Mary Boddy of the Haldimand County OPP told CBC News. Police say the boy is presumed to have drowned. Emergency crews were called to Peacock Point, about 60 kilometres south of Hamilton, Ont., around 4:30 p.m. for reports that two little boys had fallen into the water. Two nine-year-old boys were on the ice near the shoreline along with a 10-year-old girl at the time.

A nine - year - old boy is presumed drowned, police say, after being swept into Lake Erie on Saturday afternoon. Locals watched the icy water with helplessness, as a recovery search continued Sunday for the nine - year - old boy who fell into Lake Erie on Saturday afternoon.

Ontario Provincial Police say the search for a nine - year - old boy who fell through ice on Lake Erie has turned into a recovery mission and will resume Sunday morning. Haldimand OPP said the three children were on the ice off the shoreline of Peacock Point, about 60 kilometers south of Hamilton, when two of

a group of people walking down a street next to a body of water: Locals watch as a helicopter searches the water near Peacock Point on Sunday.© Laura Howells/CBC Locals watch as a helicopter searches the water near Peacock Point on Sunday.

Locals watched the icy water with helplessness, as a recovery search continued Sunday for the nine-year-old boy who fell into Lake Erie on Saturday afternoon.

"It's just so insanely tragic. And on a Family Day weekend of all the times," said Denice McKenzie, who lives in the small, close-knit community of Peacock Point, Ont. The town is about 60 km south of Hamilton.

A search helicopter circled the water, while private citizens operated a drone hoping to spot the little boy.

Underwater search crews were at the scene, but ice conditions were too dangerous to go into the lake, Leclair said.

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TORONTO -- A nine - year - old boy is presumed to have drowned after he fell through the ice on Lake Erie on Saturday afternoon, Ontario Provincial Rodney LeClair said three youths, two boys and a girl, were on the ice off the shoreline when the boys fell into the water. LeClair said one of the boys

The 9 - year - old boy was believed to still be in the water while sonar techs and about 15 divers continued searching for him. On Saturday, officials said they continued to search the waters and around noon, police said they recovered his body .

a group of people on a beach near a body of water: Crews stand on the ice at Peacock Point on Sunday, where a nine-year-old boy is presumed drowned.© Laura Howells/CBC Crews stand on the ice at Peacock Point on Sunday, where a nine-year-old boy is presumed drowned.

Boy's sister ran for help

Police say the boy was on the ice Saturday afternoon with his eight-year-old friend and 10-year-old sister.

A wave swept the two boys into the water and the girl ran looking for help, said Const. Rodney Leclair, media relations officer with the Ontario Provincial Police.

The girl was able to flag down a car, he said, and two adults pulled the 8-year-old out of the water.

a close up of a rock near the ocean: A wreath laid during the search efforts at Peacock Point on Sunday.© Laura Howells/CBC A wreath laid during the search efforts at Peacock Point on Sunday.

The adults could not rescue the nine-year-old, however. The ensuing search was deemed a recovery mission around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The eight-year-old boy is home from hospital unharmed, Leclair said. Police say the other child is presumed to have drowned.

Search continues Tuesday for 9-year-old boy presumed dead after falling into Lake Erie: OPP

  Search continues Tuesday for 9-year-old boy presumed dead after falling into Lake Erie: OPP Search continues Tuesday for 9-year-old boy presumed dead after falling into Lake Erie: OPP"Our plan is to resume search and recovery efforts this morning at approximately 9 a.m.," Const. Rod Leclair told Global News. "The team will assess the conditions this morning when we get on scene.

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Provincial police say the search for a missing 9 - year - old boy on Lake Erie is now a recovery operation. The OPP helicopter and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton were brought in to help search for the missing boy , however, late Saturday night police indicated that the rescue effort

'A happy, happy little boy'

"He was just a happy, happy little boy," said Debbie Vallee, treasurer for the Peacock Point Cottage Owners' Association.

She spoke inside the community hall by the lakeshore, where local residents delivered food and coffee throughout the day for people helping.

a person standing in front of a window posing for the camera: Debbie Vallee, who knows the missing boy's family, described the child as © Laura Howells/CBC Debbie Vallee, who knows the missing boy's family, described the child as

Vallee said her four-year-old granddaughter went to school with the missing boy, riding the bus with him and his sister.

Police and the family have not yet released the child's identity.

Vallee described the child as "very, very friendly" and "open to people." He was "inseparable" from his sister, she added.

He was a "typical little boy," said Vallee. "He'd be the boy on the bus that would sit behind a girl and pull her ponytail."

a snow covered field: Fluctuating ice buildup at the shore of Lake Erie by Peacock Point, about 60 km south of Hamilton.© Laura Howells/CBC Fluctuating ice buildup at the shore of Lake Erie by Peacock Point, about 60 km south of Hamilton.

A thick ice shelf covered the lake on Sunday afternoon, and a boat arrived to do a sonar search.

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Rodney LeClair said a nine - year - old boy and an eight- year - old boy were sitting on a patch of ice about 25 feet from the shoreline “when a Search efforts came to an end at sundown on Saturday and were expected to resume on Sunday morning but poor weather conditions have delayed just that.

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People have been scouring the shoreline and the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter joined the efforts on Saturday, Leclair said.

Neighbours tried to help, some describing a sense of helplessness.

Leclair said the family is "devastated, obviously."

a man that is standing in the grass: Const. Rodney Leclair said ice conditions made it too dangerous for underwater search crews to go in the lake on Sunday.© Laura Howells/CBC Const. Rodney Leclair said ice conditions made it too dangerous for underwater search crews to go in the lake on Sunday.

"I can't even imagine what they're going through at this time," he said.

Residents say there aren't many children in the community, with many people coming to Peacock Point just for the summer.

McKenzie said this will be tough for kids in the town, calling the situation "unfathomable."

a truck is parked on the side of a road: The underwater search and recovery unit was on scene, but ice conditions made it too dangerous for crews to go in the water.© Laura Howells/CBC The underwater search and recovery unit was on scene, but ice conditions made it too dangerous for crews to go in the water.

The search was set to continue until nightfall Sunday, likely picking up again the next day.

Leclair stressed the importance of staying off the ice - you can never tell how thick it really is.

a group of people on a beach near a body of water: Search crews look on, as a helicopter scoured the icy waters of Lake Erie on Sunday afternoon.© Laura Howells/CBC Search crews look on, as a helicopter scoured the icy waters of Lake Erie on Sunday afternoon.

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