Five-year-old boy dies after falling into a West Island pool

Five-year-old boy dies after falling into a pool Monday April 22, 2019. Global News

A five-year-old child has died after falling into a backyard pool in Montreal’s Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough Monday.

Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture told Global News the boy was at a friend’s house when he fell into the in-ground pool.

His 10-year-old brother dove into help, but also had to be rescued. Neighbours performed CPR on the children.

The five-year-old was taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

His brother suffered serious injuries, but is in stable condition.

The pool has been closed since the winter. A coroner’s investigation is underway.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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