Two central Alberta students found unresponsive in a vehicle

Students airlifted to hospital

HJ Cody High School in Sylvan Lake (File photo)

HJ Cody High School in Sylvan Lake (File photo)

Two students were found unresponsive in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Sylvan Lake school Friday morning and were airlifted to hospital.

Cpl. Troy Savinkoff, media relations officer with Alberta RCMP, said two boys were found at H. J. Cody High School and it may have been a carbon monoxide poisoning.

“We can’t confirm at this time whether it was carbon monoxide, nor what the potential causes could be, because that’s part of the investigation,” Savinkoff said.

“RCMP have seized the vehicle and the investigation into what caused this incident continues.”

He said Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the incident after receiving a call to assist EMS and the fire department at 9:50 a.m.

Superintendent Kurt Sacher, of Chinook’s Edge School Division, said it was a non-instructional day for the high school so classes were not held Friday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. Out of respect for their privacy, we don’t have anymore details to share,” Sacher said.

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