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

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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