11-year-old boy died after being found outside hockey arena
A young boy has died after being found outside a hockey rink on Vancouver Island. (CTV)
CTV British Columbia
Published Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:07PM PST
A young boy has died after being found outside a hockey rink on Vancouver Island. The Cowichan Capitals were playing the Victoria Grizzlies in a minor league game in Duncan Friday night when the boy was found.
Police said the Grizzlies’ team bus driver spotted the boy laying unresponsive on the ground. Medical staff from both BCHL teams rushed to help with a defibrillator and delivered CPR, but the boy died a short time later in hospital.
David Vandeventer, spokesperson for the Cowichan Capitals said the medical staff tried to help the boy to no avail.
“Our team doctor was involved, [the] team trainer was involved, it was a very quick reaction they did all they could,” Vandeventer said.
Police don’t believe the death was of a criminal nature and the B.C. Coroner’s Service declined comment until after the weekend.