Wedge Island Deaths Investigation

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two people at Wedge Island yesterday, Monday 27 January 2020.

About 10:50am Police received information regarding a situation involving a child who was not breathing on the beach area, about 8km south of the Wedge Island access road, on the mainland.

Police and St John Ambulance personnel attended the scene.

A male child and an adult male were located deceased. A woman was located in need of urgent medical assistance.

The RAC Rescue helicopter attended and flew the woman to a hospital in Perth.

At this time, the two deaths are not being treated as suspicious. Initial investigation at the scene suggests there may have been a fault with an item of camping equipment located inside the tent the family were sleeping in. This aspect of the investigation is ongoing.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services attended to assist with the safe removal of the camping equipment.

Police would like to speak to anyone who was camping in the area at the time, and who have not already spoken to Police. Those people are asked to make contact via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The investigation is ongoing, and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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