A young child who was involved in a drowning incident in a pool in the Chilliwack River Valley on Thursday afternoon is in hospital in critical condition.
The child was reported to be unconscious and not breathing while emergency response units were setting up a landing zone for the air ambulance near Osborne Road.
BC Emergency Health Services confirmed that the call came in at 4:35 p.m. on Thursday for the child. Two paramedic ground units were sent, as well as an air ambulance. The first paramedics were on scene in 12 minutes,.
The young patient was airlifted to hospital at 6 p.m. in critical condition.
Residents along the emergency route have said on social media pages that the RCMP, ambulance and fire departments all were rushing to the scene shortly before 5 p.m.