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Quebec boy missing after falling into river


Officials are searching for the boy in icy waters
Officials are searching for the boy in icy waters

Staff writers

December 21, 2011 — A six year-old boy is missing after falling into icy water Monday.

Boy fell through the ice in Upton, east of Montreal
Boy fell through the ice in Upton, east of Montreal

Police have yet to determine the whereabouts of a six year-old boy who fell through the ice Monday in the community of Upton, east of Montreal.

The boy appears to have vanished without a trace - with the exception of a boot that was discovered near the water's edge. Fire officials have been drilling holes into the ice to search for signs of the child, and divers have been deployed into the area.

The boy is said to have disappeared while playing near the water on Monday. The boy's brother, a friend, and the friend's golden retriever tried to save the child from being pulled away by the strong current.

Both the dog and the boy vanished during the accident. Residents along the river are being asked to report any information that will help them locate the child.

With files from the Canadian Press

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