[PHOTOS] Child drowns in swimming pool in Saint-Apollinaire

[PHOTOS] Child drowns in swimming pool in Saint-Apollinaire

A child’s body was found Monday in a residential swimming pool in Southier-Appalachian. His death was confirmed a few hours later at a local hospital.

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Photo agency QMI, René Leclerc

Around noon, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) was called to assist paramedics in relation to a cardiorespiratory arrest on rue Dufresne in Saint-Apollinaire.

Photo agency QMI, René Leclerc

“Revival maneuvers were performed on the body. The victim was taken to a hospital in Quebec, where there is reason to fear for his life,” explained SQ spokeswoman Hélène St-Pierre.

Subsequently, around 5 pm, the police confirmed that the child had died. An autopsy involving major crime investigators is underway into the death of a 6-year-old child.

Photo agency QMI, René Leclerc

I was stunned

Neighbors met at the site said they were still in shock hours after the tragedy.

According to information from TVA NewsSeveral people, including children, were in the perimeter when emergency services arrived.

Photo Agent QMI, Mark Valliers

However, it was not possible to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the disturbing events. No one in the neighborhood wants to divulge the family’s situation.

Photo Agent QMI, Marc Valliers

This National Patriots’ Day residential area was very busy with potential drownings. Many curious children and cyclists stopped in front of the residence in the afternoon.

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