Kamloops Mounties stop driver fleeing hospital with sick baby

Police say the infant had been taken from the hospital against medical advice related to the baby’s survival. The newborn is back in hospital and was last reported to be in stable condition

Kamloops Mounties say an infant in need of medical attention is back in Royal Inland Hospital after being taken from the facility against medical advice.

Const. Crystal Evelyn said police were called just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday (April 14). She said the infant had been taken from the hospital against medical advice related to the baby’s survival.

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Evelyn said that, due to concerns for the baby’s life, officers found and stopped a vehicle carrying the baby, then provided medical assistance to the newborn until paramedics arrived.

“Thanks to the partnerships between police and those in both the health and family services sectors, including BC Emergency Health Services, the newborn was located and safely returned to the medical facility, as required to help assist in the infant’s survival,” Evelyn said.

“At last check, the baby was in stable condition and the appropriate family supports were engaged.”

The police investigation into the infant’s removal from the hospital is ongoing and police are not releasing further information.

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