RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigate child’s sudden death

Lumby, B.C. Southeast District, Major Crimes Unit

2020-04-08 12:19 PDT

File # 2020-1685

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of an 8-year-old boy, who passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on April 5, 2020.

On the afternoon of April 4, 2020, Vernon North Okanagan Rural RCMP were called to assist BC Emergency Health Services at an address in the Lumby area. The child was flown by BC air ambulance to Kelowna that evening and pronounced deceased during the early morning hours of Sunday April 5, 2020.

To respect the privacy of the deceased the boy’s name will not be released. The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service have no further information for release at this time.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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