11-year-old boy pulled from Carp River Conservation Area dies

An 11-year-old boy has succumbed to his injuries after a water rescue in Kanata.

Just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, a 9-1-1 call was received about a child who had possibly drowned in the Carp River Conservation Area.

Ottawa police said in a press release on Monday, the friend of the boy called emergency crews.

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS), Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) and the Ottawa Paramedic Service responded to the scene.

A member of the public walking the trails also jumped into the water to assist, police said.

Photo shows a pedestrian bridge in the Carp River Conservation Area (Friends of the Carp River)

When emergency services arrived, the young 9-1-1 caller was located on a bridge and reported that their friend had jumped from the bridge into the water.

According to OFS, there was no area for its water rescue team to launch a boat so members put on their personal flotation devices (PFD) and entered the water.

Lifesaving measures were immediately initiated and firefighters assisted paramedics with resuscitation efforts en route to the hospital, where the boy was later pronounced dead.

If you were present in the area when the incident occurred, had any involvement, and have not yet spoken to police, please contact the West Criminal Investigations Section at 613-236-1222, extension 2666.

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