Dog helped try to save boy from icy river
Searchers found his boot, and the body of the dog that tried to save him, but they were still searching yesterday for the six-year-old boy who fell into an icy river while playing in Quebec.
The boys were playing on the ice when Maxime Dion fell in the Riviere Noire around 5 p.m. Monday, near his family home in Upton, CTV reported.
The other boys — and according to some news accounts, the dog — tried unsuccessfully to rescue him.
The dog’s body was recovered Wednesday.
Since then, there has been no sign of Maxime, other than his boot. Police were using an amphibious vehicle to break through the ice on the river and continue the search.
According to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, the two other boys — Maxime’s brother and a friend — tried to pull him off the ice he was clinging to and help him out of the water.
“The dog as well tried to help, tried to grab on to the boy,” said police Sgt. Daniel Thibodeau. “But he fell into the water as well … at a certain point the boy went underneath the ice and the dog a short time later.”