Four-year-old boy dies after drowning in backyard pool

A four-year-old boy from Quebec has died after drowning at a family gathering.

Police were called to the residence just before 3 p.m. on Sunday to a home in Laval, just north of Montreal.

First responders were unable to revive the young boy. He was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

Officers say there were a number of people both inside and outside the home at the time the boy was found but did not give any additional details.

The investigation is ongoing.