EMS crews and members of the Ponoka Fire Department load up a patient was found Sept. 10 with severe injuries in Ponoka. STARS Air Ambulance was called to Ponoka shortly after. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Injured person found in abandoned building in Ponoka

Man transported to Edmonton hospital in critical but stable condition.

Ponoka RCMP are on scene today at an abandoned building where an injured person was found.

The call came to emergency crews some time after 3 p.m. with EMS, Ponoka RCMP and members of the Ponoka Fire Department attending the scene.

Witnesses found a damaged abandoned vehicle near the building and a middle aged man with severe injuries inside the building.

The man was taken by EMS crews to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre and then shortly after that STARS Air Ambulance was dispatched to Ponoka. The man was transported to an Edmonton hospital and is believed to be in critical but stable condition.

As a precautionary measure the area around the building was marked off with police tape as investigators checked on the building for any other individuals.

Crews gained access to the second and third floors of the building by use of the PFD ladder truck. The Red Deer Forensic Identification Services are on scene.

At the time of this writing there was no further information from RCMP. Check back at www.ponokanews.com for more updates.

 

Ponoka RCMP are investigating an incident where an injured person was located in an abandoned building on Sept. 10. The cause of the injuries is unknown. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

A Mountie carries evidence from the scene where an injured person was located in Ponoka.

Police tape blocks off the location of an abandoned building where an injured opers

Just Posted

Eckville gets in holiday spirit

The tree lighting is set to happen on Nov. 30

Aces host provincials Nov. 23-25

The Aces finished second in league play, and travel for zones Nov. 17-18.

Make a pledge for change

“One Thing. Anything. It Begins with You” is the theme for this year’s Change Day campaign

Centre for Positive Relationships open in Eckville

The ribbon cutting for the new centre was held in the library Nov. 16

Bank of Canada cautious of future rate hikes

The Bank of Canada remains cautious on future rate hikes due to low- inflation risk

London theatre received allegations against Kevin Spacey

The theatre said Thursday the 20 allegations deal with incidents between 1995 and 2013.

Da Vinci’s Christ painting sells for record $450M

The painting, “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “Savior of the World,” is one a few paintings by Leonardo known to exist

Loblaws closing 22 stores, launching home delivery ahead of ‘difficult year’

“We are excited about our future. But…we expect 2018 will be a difficult year,” said Galen G. Weston, Loblaw CEO.

Walk of Fame bash celebrates David Suzuki, Donovan Bailey, Anna Paquin

Suzuki says he’ll be thinking of his late parents as he accepts the honour

Trudeau to personally unveil Liberals’ peacekeeping plan

This marks Canada’s first tangible step back into peacekeeping

Blake Shelton named Sexiest Man Alive 2017

“I think to describe myself as a child, one word comes to mind. And that’s fat.”

UPDATE: Northern California gunman kills 4 in rampage

Kevin Neal used a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns to shoot 14 people, killing four

Most Read