Boy critical after Koocanusa sand accident – UPDATE

STARS air ambulance flew a boy to hospital with critical injuries Saturday after he became buried in sand at a Lake Koocanusa campground.

  • Sep. 3, 2012 8:00 a.m.

STARS air ambulance flew a boy to hospital with critical injuries Saturday morning after a sandbank collapsed on him at a Lake Koocanusa campground.

The 11-year-old was playing in the sandbanks at the Gold Bay campground with his nine-year-old brother when a sandbank collapsed.

The nine-year-old was buried apart from his hand, which was sticking out, and the 11-year-old was completely buried.

Sgt. Lorne Craig from the Elk Valley RCMP said the family, from Wasa, had been camping at the campground, and the mother was nearby at the time of the accident.

“The children were not unsupervised, so this really isn’t a police matter,” he said.

Bighorn Helicopters took the boy from the scene to hospital in Fernie where STARS picked him up and flew him to the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

STARS spokesman David Fairbanks said the boy was stable but his injuries were critical.

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