B.C. fam­ily of five air­lifted to hos­pi­tal

The Daily Courier - - CANADA -

VAN­COU­VER — A fam­ily of five has been air­lifted to hos­pi­tal in se­ri­ous con­di­tion af­ter suf­fer­ing car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing in Bar­riere, B.C.

Shan­non Miller of Emer­gency Health Ser­vices says a quick act­ing 911 caller was able to get ev­ery­one out of the home this morn­ing, even though two of the fam­ily mem­bers were un­con­scious.

She says paramedics ar­rived within ten min­utes and their car­bon monox­ide de­tec­tors showed high lev­els of the odor­less and colour­less gas.

The two peo­ple in most se­ri­ous con­di­tion were air­lifted and the other three were trans­ported by ground to nearby Kam­loops, then all five were taken by air am­bu­lance to Van­cou­ver in se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion.

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent in Van­cou­ver yesterday, 13 peo­ple were taken to hos­pi­tal and Miller says at least three other cases oc­curred last week in the Lower Main­land.

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