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Boy who collapsed at ski hill suffered a heart attack

**UPDATE February 6th**

The grade 4 boy who collapsed at the ski hill Tuesday is reported by his family to have had a heart attack.

Originally it was thought that the boy collapsed because of a condition he already had.

He is still in critical condition in Edmonton.

The Catholic School District says that it will review the situation at a later date, but its first concern is to support the family, and the students and staff at St Anne Elementary School.


Vista Ridge regrets to inform the public of the serious incident that occurred at the facility on Tuesday, February 5th.

The student, who was not skiing or snowboarding at the time, was found collapsed near the daylodge at the top of a ski run by a ski patroller.

He notified other staff who responded.

Ambulance was called and all necessary first aid measures were performed until it arrived.

Transportation was to the Northern Lights Hospital.

Spokesperson from Vista Ridge, Richard Roy, said that “our thoughts and prayers are with the child, his family, classmates and teachers”.

February 6th, 2013

**UPDATE: Feb 6th, 7:30am**

Councillors are at the school this morning to help students and staff.

The grade 4 boy had collapsed at the ski hill  yesterday from a condition he already had.

The district says that it will review the situation at a later date, but it’s main concern is supporting the family, students and staff of St Anne School.

 February 6th, 2013


The Fort McMurray Catholic School District says one of its students was involved in a serious accident at the Vista Ridge Ski Hill today.

It says a Grade 4 student from St. Anne School is awaiting an airlift to hospital in Edmonton.

No other information has been released; the district says more updates will be provided when they’re available.

February 5, 2013