Montreal police are using divers to search the Riviere des Prairies river Monday to search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou a week after the 10-year-old boy went missing.
This is the first time divers have entered the river since the boy left home last Monday afternoon and disappeared while walking to a friend’s house.
Officers have also gone door to door, searched backyards and used horses and all-terrain vehicles to search the Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighbourhood where the boy was last seen.
Police say they have received nearly 250 tips from the public since the boy disappeared.
Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson, meanwhile, 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.