Police search for missing 3-year-old north of Kingston, Ont.

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Jude Leyton, photographed here in an OPP news release, was last seen at about 11 a.m., on March 28 in the Canoe Lake Road area of South Frontenac. (OPP - image credit)
Jude Leyton, photographed here in an OPP news release, was last seen at about 11 a.m., on March 28 in the Canoe Lake Road area of South Frontenac. (OPP - image credit)

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are looking for a three-year-old boy last seen Sunday morning about 50 kilometres north of downtown Kingston, Ont.

OPP said in a tweet that Jude Leyton was last seen at about 11 a.m., on March 28 in the Canoe Lake Road area of South Frontenac.

Approximately 50 OPP Emergency Response Team officers spent Sunday afternoon and overnight searching for the boy. Another 50 members from two volunteer search and rescue teams out of Ottawa and Smiths Falls, Ont., joined the search Monday. Marine teams were out on a body of water near Folsom Lake Sunday, but ice on the lake has become a challenge, OPP Const. Curtis Dick told CBC.

"Our focus remains on the ground search," said OPP spokesperson Bill Dickson. "We maintain hopeful that we will find this young man alive."

He said foul play isn't suspected at this time.

Leyton is described as three feet five inches tall, weighs about 45 pounds, and has long brown hair that was in a ponytail when last seen. The child was wearing a black-and-grey coat and blue rubber boots, police said.

Anyone who sees Leyton is asked to call 911 or 1-888-310-1122.

Police are asking people from the area to not take it upon themselves to search, saying it could block roads and interfere with their search dogs and aircraft.

"We had two of our canine units get drafted off the course they wanted to be on," Dickson said. "They ended up following a trail that turned out to be two people walking through the woods searching."