Schoolboy dies from peanut allergy whilst on school camp - Australia

Posted on: Sat, 03/31/2007 - 11:41am
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Peanut allergy linked to schoolboy's death
April 1, 2007 - 11:00AM

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Mother blames peanut exposure for son's death
A YEAR 9 student at Melbourne's Scotch College has died while bushwalking in central Victoria.

The 13-year-old boy is suspected to have died of anaphylaxis

Posted on: Sat, 03/31/2007 - 5:17pm
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Was he carrying an epi? Does anyone know?
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Posted on: Sat, 03/31/2007 - 8:59pm
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I saw this story too and posted a link to the Sunday Herald Sun in Main Discussion Board. My dd is off to camp early May, going to Gold Coast Queensland, by bus from Melbourne, so I am feeling a little anxious (she has been on camp before with no problems but this time so much further away). I have already spoken to teachers and she will allowed to carry her meds with her as well as having spares with teachers.
If we hear any more about this tragedy we will keep you informed.
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Posted on: Sun, 04/01/2007 - 1:16am
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Posted on: Sun, 04/01/2007 - 3:54am
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So sad, so frightening. Like all of you here, when these stories come around, it is such a dose of reality.
I just don't know what to say, I would hope he had his epi pen. I'll be interested to know more as the story comes out, whether he had any epi or benadryl, what he ate etc.
My heart goes out to this family.

Posted on: Sun, 04/01/2007 - 11:54am
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Update on this terrible story
[url="http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21486827-2862,00.html"]http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21486827-2862,00.html[/url]

Posted on: Tue, 04/17/2007 - 6:58am
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An additional update on the inquiry...
[url="http://www.abc.net.au/news/items/200704/1899285.htm?ballarat"]http://www.abc.net.au/news/items/200704/1899285.htm?ballarat[/url]
RAV report reveals delay in finding sick teen
Rural Ambulance Victoria (RAV) has admitted there were problems finding a teenager who died in bushland near Ballarat, in central Victoria, last month.
The 14-year-old boy died after eating peanuts, to which he was highly allergic. He was on a school trip to the Wombat Forest when the incident occurred.
A RAV internal report says 40 minutes lapsed between when a school staff member called 000 and when an ambulance reached the boy.
The report says the boy's location was difficult to ascertain because it could not be found on some RAV maps.
The 000 caller also could not immediately provide the nearest cross road.
The boy is believed to be died whilst being taken by air ambulance to a Melbourne hospital.

Posted on: Wed, 04/18/2007 - 3:55am
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This is bizarre...it says he was eating peanuts which he was highly allergic to. Does anyone else find this to be odd?
It also does not indicate whether or not he had an epi pen with him.
Just tragic and senseless

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