10-year-old girl who fell through the ice in Mitchell, Ont., found dead | CBC News


The search for the little girl who fell through the ice of Whirl Creek in Mitchell, Ont., has ended in tragedy, Ontario Provincial Police said Tuesday morning. 

The body of Taleya Paris, 10, of West Perth, was found by a searcher on Monday at around 3 p.m. in the creek, West Perth OPP said. The death is not considered suspicious. 

“Heaven gained another angel this week,” wrote the girl’s family on a GoFundMe page asking for help to pay for the child’s funeral expenses. The page indicates that she was a twin. 

Her family also needs money to help pay for grief counselling for her father and other children in the family, the page states. 

Residents of Mitchell, Ont., placed teddy bears on this bridge over Whirl Creek as the search for a 10-year-old continued. (Andrew Lupton/CBC)

Weather hindered the search efforts for the girl, OPP said. Multiple emergency crews from the region spent nine days combing the creek and tributaries. 

“The conditions for searching were very difficult. Visibility was poor, water levels were changing constantly, that’s why searchers were in the same spot for so long, doing a thorough job, making sure she could be located,” said OPP Const. Jillian Johnson. 

Police say fluctuating temperatures have added an extra layer of complexity to the search.  

Divers enter the water near Mitchell, Ont., in search of a missing 10-year-old girl. She was found March 14. (OPP West Twitter)


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