Search for infant in Laval river continues this morning after car found partially submerged

Quebec provincial police's divers and a helicopter joined the search today, and the Laval fire department is also out on the water searching for the infant.   (Rowan Kennedy/CBC News - image credit)
Quebec provincial police's divers and a helicopter joined the search today, and the Laval fire department is also out on the water searching for the infant. (Rowan Kennedy/CBC News - image credit)

The search for a one-month-old boy in the Rivière des Mille Îles is continuing this morning after a car containing a mother and her two children ended up in the river's frigid waters on Friday.

The 40-year-old mother and one of her children, a four-year-old girl, were rescued and taken to hospital, but an infant is still missing after the car they were in was found partially submerged in the river, located just north of Laval.

On Saturday, Laval police spokesperson Erika Landry said provincial police divers and a helicopter joined the search today, as well as drones and sniffer dogs. The Laval fire department is also out on the water looking for the boy.

People who live along the river are being asked to keep an eye on their property, as the small child could have been carried away for several kilometres with the current.

Rowan Kennedy/CBC News
Rowan Kennedy/CBC News

Landry said Laval police received a 911 call shortly before 5 p.m. about the partially submerged vehicle near les Érables Street which runs parallel to the Rivière des Mille Îles.

Landry said the mother is still in hospital and violent crime investigators have not yet been able to meet with her. The four-year-old's life is not in danger, she said.