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Quebec drownings: Two children die, third fighting for his life …

Two children have died and a third is fighting for his life after being found unconscious underwater over 24 hours in Quebec. The incidents are unrelated and took place in Upton, Sherbrooke and Chelsea.

Around 7:15 pm on Saturday, Acton police received a call concerning two children who were missing in the Upton, in the Mont r gie region.

Before the police arrived at the scene, the oldest child, five, had been located by the security guard at a campground. The five-year-old told the police the younger child, three, had fallen into the river. He was found unconscious in the Rivi re Noire behind a residence.

The toddler was rushed to a hospital and on Saturday night where he was confirmed dead.

The two other incidents occurred at children s parties in or near pools on Saturday.

In both cases boys who were guests at the parties were found in the bottom of the pools.

In Sherbrooke, a call was made to 911 at 11:15 a.m. Saturday for an eight-year-old boy found inert in a family pool in the Jacques-Cartier borough.

Adults at the scene performed resuscitation and paramedics took over, but the child was clinging to life late Saturday night in the hospital.

The parents were met by Sherbrooke police who are conducting the investigation.

The day before in the Outaouais region, an 11-year-old boy drowned in a residential pool at another children s party. He was found unconscious at the bottom of the pool in Chelsea around 9 p.m. Police and paramedics were unable to resuscitate him.

This is likely an accidental death, but an investigation will attempt to determine the circumstances.

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