Young boy, 6, drowns in Saint Leonard pool

Attempts to beat Monday's record breaking heat ended in tragedy as a 6-year-old drowned in a pool in Saint-Léonard.

9-1-1 was called at about 7:00 P.M. after the boy was pulled from the water of the pool at a multi-unit residential complex on Avila St.

A lifeguard performed resuscitation maneuvers on the child until paramedics arrived.

He was declared dead in hospital overnight.

Montreal police confirmed the boy was 6-years-old, not four as previously reported.

More details to come...