3-year-old boy drowns near Kangirsuk, Que.

The family was in a river 50 kilometres from the community, said the mayor. Community members are searching for the boy's body.

The boy's life-jacket slipped off when he fell in a river near Kangirsuk

The three-year-old drowned near Kangirsuk, Que. He was wearing a life-jacket at the time, but it was too big.

A three-year-old boy drowned in a river near Kangirsuk, Que., on Tuesday.

He was with his family when he fell from a boat and slipped out of his life-jacket, which was too large, the community's mayor said.

Noah Eetook said the family was about 50 kilometres away from the community at the time.

After the incident, tourists were able to help the boy's family members, who had also fallen in the water.

The boy's body is still missing, and community members are searching for him by air, foot and boat. 

"We have had support from the community," said Eetook in Inuktitut. He said there are 15 boats searching for the boy's body.

With files from Sara Frizzell and Jordan Konek