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One dead after camping mishap near Salmon Arm

A child was airlifted to hospital for treatment as well
Sandy Point Campground
One person died of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at the Sandy Point Campground this morning. (via Contributed)

One person is dead and a child has been airlifted to hospital after a tragic camping accident that was discovered Saturday morning. 

Police were called to the Sandy Point Campground, northwest of Salmon Arm, early Saturday morning after witnesses say a woman and her baby were found unresponsive inside a tent. 

"Upon arrival they located a deceased adult and youth suffering from what appears to be carbon monoxide poisoning," said Cpl. Chris Manseau of the RCMP. 

"It's been determined that it was likely a camp stove that was used inside a tent."

The child was airlifted to hospital for treatment, although the extent of the child's injuries is unknown at this time. 

Cpl. Manseau called the incident a "terrible tragedy," and said the death does not appear suspicious at this time. The B.C. Coroners Service is now investigating. 

– Darren Handschuh, Castanet