The tragic death of a young girl in her backyard in Regina on Tuesday may be linked to the recent snowfall.
The Office of the Chief Coroner of Saskatchewan has confirmed in an email it is investigating the death of a 12-year-old girl who was found at home in her backyard under snow.
Regina police, EMS and firefighters were called to a home on Dunnison Crescent near Ball Road at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead later in the evening.
Regina Catholic Schools confirms the girl who died was a Grade 7 student at École St. Elizabeth School, in the Greens neighbourhood of southeast Regina. The school has brought in grief counsellors and the pastoral team from Resurrection Parish Church to help students and staff.
The principal sent an email to parents informing them of the student’s death and the school’s response.
Although the circumstances of the girl’s death have not been confirmed, people on social media who claim to know the family say she was playing in a snow tunnel.
The coroner’s office has not released any further details and clarifies the exact cause of death and circumstances are part of an investigation which could take months to complete.
Police do not consider the death suspicious.