BC Coroner investigating death of FN foster child

The B.C. Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a seven-month old First Nations infant, RCMP said.

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Port Alberni, B.C. — The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the death of a seven-month old First Nations infant, RCMP said.

The baby boy was found unresponsive in his crib Wednesday by his foster caregiver who immediately called an ambulance, said RCMP Sgt. Kevin Murray.

The boy was transported to a Port Alberni, B.C., hospital and medical staff failed in attempts to resuscitate the child.

An autopsy was done on the child Friday and there was no evidence he died as a result of foul play, Murray said.

The parents of the infant lived in Port Alberni.

RCMP said the boy’s father was from Ahousaht First Nation, which is also the home community of Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo.

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