Toronto Star

Missing toddler found dead in ditch


A 2-year-old boy who went missing Friday evening in the town of Waterloo in southern Quebec was found dead later that night.

The parents lost sight of the child around 6 p.m. Provincial police say he was found almost five hours later in a water-filled ditch.

The disappeara­nce prompted a large search operation involving provincial police and local citizen volunteers.

A helicopter and canine unit were also deployed to help locate the boy.

There will be an inquest to determine the circumstan­ces surroundin­g the incident.

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