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Foster Death

September 9, 2010 permalink

There are no details, but a baby boy has died in foster care in Port Alberni British Columbia. A later report identified the baby as native.



Port Alberni RCMP investigate death of baby boy in foster care

The unexplained death of a six-month-old infant in foster care last night is being investigated by Port Alberni RCMP.

At about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday police arrived at West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni to investigate the death.

The male infant was found unresponsive by a care giver and transported to hospital where medical staff were unable to revive the baby, according to RCMP Sgt. Kevin Murray.

The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The name of the infant is not being released at this time, pending notification of family, police reported in a news release.

Port Alberni RCMP’s general investigation section, with the assistance of other specialized units and outside agencies, continues to investigate the unexplained infant death.

Source: Victoria Times Colonist