Police are releasing limited details during an “unimaginably difficult” time for families after two youth were found dead in Saskatchewan.
Two unresponsive people were initially reported at a recreational community in the Prince Albert RCMP detachment area at roughly 1:40 p.m. on July 9.
EMS declared a 12-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl dead upon arrival. Their names have not been released by police.
Preliminary investigation indicates the deaths are the result of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, according to RCMP.
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The youth were cousins and their families said they were the best of friends.
RCMP said they were visiting the residence with family members and no one else present required medical treatment.
A GoFundMe account created by friend Jan Goy says the tragedy started out as a fun evening in a loft at the lake.
Goy said funds raised would help the families with funeral costs.
She added the parents are also in jobs that don’t have benefits or paid leave.
“Any help would be appreciated,” Goy said. “It’s been a pretty devastating week.”
The Saskatchewan coroner’s service is investigating.
-With files from the Canadian Press