Infant unable to be saved after going into cardiac arrest yesterday on the Coquihalla.
Details are still limited, but Merritt RCMP Sgt Norm Fleming can confirm an infant travelling with his family to BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver for tests, suffered a medical emergency near Exit 256 yesterday afternoon.
"About 35km south of Merritt the family had noticed that their infant son was not breathing, and ultimately suffering from cardiac arrest."
An air ambulance was eventually called, but the infant passed away en route to the hospital.
"The air ambulance was headed to Kamloops, when it was announced that the little guy did not make it."
Fleming is unable to comment any further as to the complications that lead to the baby's death.
The family is believed to be from the Vernon area.