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1 man dead, 4 others hurt after high levels of carbon monoxide found in Bridle Path home

Last Updated Jan 26, 2021 at 9:29 am EST

Police investigate after high levels of carbon monoxide caused the death of a 39-year-old man on Suncrest Drive, Jan. 25, 2021. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

A man is dead and four others were taken to the hospital after high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) were found in a home in The Bridle Path and Lawrence Avenue East area.

Police said they were called to the scene on Suncrest Drive for reports of a medical emergency at around 8:51 p.m. Monday.

Toronto Paramedic Services said they transported a 39-year-old man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later died of injuries, police said.

An 69-year-old woman and a 12-year-old child were also taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said two officers who had helped rescue the people from the home were also taken to the hospital but released a short time later.

There has been no word on what caused the high levels of carbon monoxide.