BC Ambulance Crews prepare to evacuate a sick Greenwood boy by helicopter on Friday, Feb. 26. Photo: Submitted

BC Ambulance Crews prepare to evacuate a sick Greenwood boy by helicopter on Friday, Feb. 26. Photo: Submitted

Greenwood boy taken to hospital by BC Ambulance helicopter

Greenwood volunteer firefighters helped prepare the chopper’s landing

A Greenwood boy suffering from a long term illness was taken to hospital by helicopter on Friday afternoon, Feb. 26, according to first responders at the scene.

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Pat Sheppard, Dep. Fire Chief at Greenwood’s Volunteer Fire Department, said firefighters worked with city employees to clear a landing spot for the BC Ambulance chopper, which landed on the playing field at Greenwood’s Barbara Diane Colin Memorial Ball Park at around 2 p.m.

“We were first on-scene and we did our best to comfort the child, who was very sick,” Shepard said.

The boy’s illness was not related to COVID-19, Sheppard said.

Sheppard commended the BC Ambulance crew who attended Friday’s scene.


 

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