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RCMP confirmed they are investigating the death of a 6-year-old child after they were found unresponsive at a motel in Duncan Friday night.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on April 9th, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP along with paramedics were called to the Falcon Nest Motel for reports of an unresponsive child.

Following life-saving attempts by first responders on scene, the child was transported to a nearby hospital. Sadly, the 6-year-old was pronounced dead not long after.

In a press release, RCMP said they will not be identifying the child at this time.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are continuing to investigate alongside the Forensic Identification Section of the detachment, and officers are expected to remain at the scene today and in the area tomorrow.

BC Coroners Service will also be conducting their own investigation into the circumstances surrounding the child’s death.

“The North Cowichan Duncan Victim Services is engaged and are supporting the family during this difficult time,” Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of BC RCMP said in the release.

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