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Boy, 8, dies in after-school care at St Ives North Public School

A PRIMARY school student has died at a Sydney after school care service after complaining about being short of breath.

Emergency services were called to St Ives North Public School to treat the 8-year-old boy suffering from cardiac arrest about 5pm.

“An eight-year-old male was in cardiac arrest. An ambulance medical rescue helicopter was sent to treat the boy,” a NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said.

The boy was transported to Royal North Shore Hospital where he was unable to be revived.

The boy reportedly told staff at after school care that he was out of breath after possibly suffering an asthma attack. When given a puffer the boy reportedly had a fit and was unable to be revived.

Police confirmed the boy was unable to be resuscitated.

“Despite the efforts of staff and emergency services on site an 8-year-old boy was unable to be resuscitated,” a NSW Police spokeswoman said.

“A post-mortem examination will officially determine how the boy died but there appear to be no suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for the coroner.”
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