Police divers to enter river in search of missing Montreal boy

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Montreal police will use divers today to search the Riviere des Prairies to search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou a week after the 10-year-old boy left home and disappeared while walking to a friend’s house.

Police say divers will enter the river at about 8 a.m. after performing a series of current and ice thickness tests on Sunday to ensure it was safe to do so.

Officers have been going door-to-door, searching backyards, and have used horses and all-terrain vehicles to search the Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighbourhood where the boy was last seen.

Police say they have received more than 247 tips from the public since the boy disappeared.

Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson, meanwhile, has told Radio-Canada that he is donating $15,000 to the boy’s family, who had already announced a $10,000 reward to anyone who helps find their son.

The boy’s father has told reporters he’s convinced his son was abducted.

The Canadian Press