Grandfather and grandson die after falling through ice in Ascot Corner
A 64-year-old man and his 9-year-old grandson die after falling through the ice while skating on a private lake in the Eastern Townships community of Ascot Corner.
The 9-year-old, identified as Nicolas Payeur, died overnight in hospital, while the grandfather, Gérard Payeur, died on the scene.
Police say they fell through thin ice at around 4:45 Friday afternoon.
Several family members, including the boy's grandmother, tried in vain to save the two. The grandmother suffered from hypothermia.