Search on - Woman seen walking towards pond with baby & returning without it

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 08:00

Police, fire officers and members of the Coast Guard have resumed their search at the pond in Usine Ste Madeleine, following a report that a woman threw a baby into the water.

Around 8 last evening, police received a report that a woman was seen walking towards to the pond with a baby in her hand.

Minutes later, it's said she walked back to the Manahambre Road without the baby, entered a vehicle and left.

Ste Madeleine police responded and divers attached to the Fire Service began combing the bank of the pond.

Southern Division police said they did not know if the report was a hoax, but had no choice but to search the pond to see if it was true.

Councillor for Corinth/Cedar Hill, Shawn Premchand says he along with members of his council had just finished a site visit at the area when they were alerted by screams.