SOOKE, B.C. — One teenager has died and another is in critical but stable condition after a tree fell on at least one of them at a camp near the Vancouver Island community of Sooke, B.C.
Officials with the Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department say they were called to Camp Barnard after a report that a boy was trapped under a tree.
One person was seen being transported by ambulance while rescuers attempted CPR on another person on a nearby river bank.
Crews battling a nearby brush fire say winds hit 80 km/h around Sooke.
An ambulance helicopter was sent to the area near a hatchery and the BC Coroners Service has been contacted.
Camp Barnard offers wilderness camping and a variety of programs for children and young adults. (CTV)
The Canadian Press