Police continued their search Sunday for a one-month-old baby missing in the waters off the northern shore of Laval, Que.
The baby was in a vehicle with his mother and four-year-old sister when it plunged into the Mille Iles river shortly before 5 p.m. Friday.
The woman, 40, remains hospitalized while the girl was released from hospital Friday evening.
Const. Erika Landry said earlier Sunday it still wasn’t clear if the vehicle was driven into the water intentionally.
Police received a 911 call for a submerged vehicle on Friday afternoon in the river.
Landry said detectives still have not been able to question the mother.
“The mother is still hospitalized,” Landry said. “She is still in a state where she is not able to be met.”
Police paused the search on both Friday and Saturday evenings due to darkness.
The work resumed Sunday morning as provincial police divers and a helicopter that joined the search on Saturday were back, along with local police and fire department nautical units.
Other teams are searching along the shoreline, including K-9 units.
Police are asking residents who live near the river to check around the banks as the current might have carried the baby’s body several kilometres from where the vehicle ended up in the water.
The Mille Iles river is 42 kilometres long and divides Laval from the North Shore, where the suburban cities north of Montreal are located.
— This report by the Canadian Press was first published on Oct. 30, 2022.
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