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.