Baby Dies on Highway

A two-week old baby died after going into cardiac arrest on the Coquihalla Highway..

Merritt RCMP Sergeant Norm Flemming says the family was en-route from Vernon to BC Children's Hospital Monday afternoon for a minor issue, when the child's father discovered the baby had stopped breathing.

Flemming says they pulled over immediately and called 9-1-1 and started C-P-R.
Police closed the highway to allow an air ambulance to land, but the infant died while he was being airlifted to hospital in Kamloops.  The family was going to the B-C Children's Hospital for an unrelated medical appointment and the boy's death was totally unexpected. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.