Thin ice claims lives of little boy and grandfather
The tragedy occurred in Ascot Corner, in Quebec's Eastern Townships
The grandfather and young boy were skating Friday afternoon on a private lake in Ascot Corner in Quebec's Eastern Townships when the ice gave way beneath them.
The incident took place around 4:45 p.m. local time.
Quebec provincial police said the nine-year-old boy, Nicolas Payeur, died in hospital overnight Friday while his grandfather, 64-year-old Gerard Payeur, died a few hours earlier.
Relatives in the house nearby tried in vain to save the pair. The boy's grandmother suffered hypothermia in the rescue attempt.
Police are investigating the incident.