2 kids drown, 1 fighting for life in separate backyard incidents

A third child has been found either unconscious or dead in water within 24 hours across Quebec.

The death of a toddler was confirmed Saturday night by the Sûreté du Québec.

Around 7:15 pm, officers received a call about two missing children in the Montérégie municipality of Upton.

Before the police arrived at the scene, the elder child, aged 5, was located by the security guard at a campground.

The 5-year-old told the police that the younger child had fallen into the water in a river.

Aged 3, he was found with no signs of life in the Black River, at the back of a residence.

The toddler was rushed to a local hospital where his death was confirmed.

Two children's parties where young people played in or near the pool turned tragic this weekend. 

In both cases, the victims were boys that were guests at the party, who were found inanimate in the bottom of the pool.

In Sherbrooke, a call was made to 9-1-1 at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday for an 8-year-old boy found inert in a family pool in the Jacques-Cartier borough. 

On-site adults performed CPR until paramedics arrived and took over, but the child was still fighting for his life in hospital as of Saturday evening. 

Last night in the Outaouais, an 11-year-old boy drowned in a residential pool in Chelsea, at another children's party.

The victim was bathing with friends. Around 9 p.m., the boy was discovered at the bottom of the pool.

The police and paramedics were unable to resuscitate the young victim. 

Police are investigating all the incidents.

-with files from La Presse Canadienne