Boy rescued in Oliver camper fire dies

Cody O'Conner, 8, died at a children's hospice in Vancouver after he was taken off life support. He has suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation in a camper fire in Oliver on Aug. 28.
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OLIVER - The devastating fire that claimed an Oliver family’s possessions has claimed their most precious possession.

Cody O’Conner, 8, died Friday, Sept. 13 at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice after he was taken off life support.

O’Conner was pulled from a burning motorhome in Oliver On Aug. 28 by the town’s off duty fire chief Dan Skaros. He had followed the smell of smoke, smashed out the rear window in the camper and grabbed the boy.

O’Conner had suffered extensive smoke inhalation and burns to 40 percent of his body.

A fund has been set up to raise money for the O’Conner’s family. They weren’t insured and now have funeral expenses to pay for.

You can donate on line sharespring.ca. So far $1,000 has been raised.

To contact the reporter for this story, email halexander@infotelnews.ca or call 250-491-0331.

 

 

An online fundraiser is underway to help Cody O'Conner's family replace the possessions lost in the camper fire and help pay for the 8-year-old boy's funeral.
An online fundraiser is underway to help Cody O'Conner's family replace the possessions lost in the camper fire and help pay for the 8-year-old boy's funeral.
Image Credit: sharespring.ca

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