By The Canadian Press
March 15, 2018, Montreal - Montreal police say they will continue the search today for a
missing 10-year-old boy.
Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou was last seen on Monday, when he left his home in the city's Ahuntsic-Cartierville district for a friend's house.
Const. Raphael Bergeron says officers patrolled the north-end Montreal neighbourhood during the night but haven't seen any sign of Kouakou.
Authorities say a mobile command post remains in the area and they are inviting anyone with information to call police.
Police say the boy, who is French-speaking, is black, has black hair and black eyes and was wearing a black coat with a hood, grey pants and yellow shoes before he disappeared.
The boy's father, Frederic Kouakou, said Wednesday he was holding out hope that his son would come home safely.
On Wednesday, firefighters, an ice rescue unit and police on all-terrain vehicles and horseback searched a park and riverbank near where the boy was last seen Monday afternoon by a witness.