An individual was airlifted out of Parksville Community Park just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Several eyewitnesses in Parksville Community Park say they saw an advanced life support ambulance drive into the park and wheel what they believe to be a man out and load him onto the helicopter.
BREAKING: Incident downtown #Parksville causes an individual to be airlifted to hospital by @BCAmbulance Thursday afternoon. RCMP say investigation is ongoing, no danger to the public, media release to come tomorrow. @ParksvilleNews pic.twitter.com/5R2jZ6SKeG
— Emily Vance (@Emily__Vance) November 15, 2019
Cpl. Mike Kane with the Oceanside RCMP said police will release details at some point on Friday, Nov. 15.
“There’s an active investigation ongoing, there’s no danger to the public,” said Kane.
Chief of the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department Marc Norris said they received a call at 2:56 p.m. reporting an incident downtown Parksville.
“We had two crews that responded. One crew to the scene to administer medical care and the other crew to set up a landing pad for helicopter,” said Norris.
– With a file from Cloe Logan