BRITISH COLUMBIA

Six-Year-Old Boy Pulled From Taylor Creek Has Died

03/06/2014 06:22 EST | Updated 05/06/2014 05:59 EDT

A six-year-old boy has died after being pulled out of Taylor creek in North Vancouver this afternoon.

North Vancouver RCMP spokesperson Sgt, Darrin Ramey says police received a frantic call from a mother, who lives at Bowron Court, reporting that her boy had gone missing from where he was playing just before 2 p.m. PT Thursday.

"Our members attended the scene and quickly learned where the child was playing, and did a search of the area," said Ramey. A witness who was walking her dog located the child in the creek face down."

Ramey says two police officers were right beside the woman and jumped into the stream in water up to their necks.

They pulled the boy out and began performing CPR.

The ambulance showed up one minute later but, Ramey says, it's impossible to say how long the boy was in the water.

The lad was immediately airlifted to Children's Hospital.

Ramey says the creek is about three metres wide and running fast with all the recent rainfall. It had risen to its banks and was a metre and a half deep at the place where the boy was found.