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