Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Family of Five Airlifted to Hospital in Latest Carbon Monoxide Case

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Family of Five Airlifted to Hospital in Latest Carbon Monoxide Case

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Family of five suffers carbon monoxide poisoning

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

Shannon Miller, communications officer with B.C. Emergency Health Services, said a quick acting 911 caller was able to get everyone out of the home Thursday morning, even though two of the family members were unconscious.

"Our paramedics were there within 10 minutes. When our carbon detectors went into the house there were high levels of carbon monoxide," she said.

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

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