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Quebec police search for 4-year-old girl who fell into river while sledding with mother

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Quebec police searching for 4-year-old girl who fell into river while sledding with her mother
Police in Quebec are searching for a four-year-old girl who fell into a river after breaking a safety barrier while sledding with her mother on Friday. Police say search parties looked for the child all night and continued their efforts on Saturday. Divers and a helicopter are assisting in the search, which officers say is challenging due to the area's landscape. – Dec 23, 2023

Police in Quebec are searching for a four-year-old girl who fell into a river after passing through a safety barrier while sledding with her mother on Friday.

Authorities say the incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. in a region north of Quebec City near the bank of the Mistassibi River in Dolbeau-Mistassini.

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Police say search parties looked for the child all night and continued their efforts on Saturday.

Sûreté du Québec (SQ) divers and a helicopter are assisting the search.

Officers say the area’s landscape is challenging and the river is difficult to access and has a strong current.

–with files from The Canadian Press

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