Airdrie, Alberta – At approximately 1:20 pm on Feb 20, Airdrie RCMP responded to a 911 call reporting two children had fallen through the ice on a canal in the Bayside neighbourhood of Airdrie.
Two brothers, age 10 and 6 were on the ice and fell through. A witness at a nearby residence called 911. Emergency crews responded and pulled the children from the water. the 6 year old child was flown to the Alberta Children’s Hospital by STARS air ambulance where he was pronounced deceased. The 10 year old remains in hospital with his family.
“This is a terrible tragedy,” says Inspector Gord Sage, officer in charge of Airdrie RCMP. “This is a sad day and we offer our deepest condolences to the family.”