Thunder Bay – A tiered response from emergency service sent multiple units to a residence in the 600 block of McTavish Street after a 911 call was received just before 9:00 p.m. on February 11, 2018, stating there was a male without vital signs and three unconscious individuals in a basement apartment.
Police arrived within minutes and were informed by paramedics that carbon monoxide levels were elevated and it was unsafe. Patrol officers kicked open the door to the residence and removed two unconscious individuals located on the main floor of the residence. Officers then entered the building and escorted a conscious female out of the residence while other officers carried an unconscious male from the basement apartment. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue removed a second male who was vital signs absent.
Four individuals were escorted to the hospital by ambulance. A 55-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the hospital. A 51-year-old male, a 26-year-old female and a 62-year-old female were treated by TBRHSC emergency staff. Five officers were also sent to the hospital and checked out by hospital staff suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning effects of entering the building.
Four other individuals that had been in the residence that did not require medical attention were escorted to the Balmoral Police Station to be interviewed by Investigators to determine what had transpired. The residence is being held for further investigation.