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No injuries after stolen ambulance crashes into Lac La Ronge home

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Another ambulance was sent to the location to treat the patient and Ecarnot said they did not require transport to hospital.

No injuries were reported and daily operations were not affected after a stolen ambulance crashed into a home on the Lac La Ronge First Nation earlier this week.

The incident took place around 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, when members of La Ronge EMS were treating a patient at a home in the community, according to Corey Ecarnot, director of operations for La Ronge EMS.

“We are obviously disappointed that someone would steal an ambulance while paramedics treated a patient requiring medical attention,” Ecarnot said, adding the service is happy there were no injuries.

Another ambulance was sent to the location to treat the patient. Ecarnot said the person did not require transport to hospital.

The ambulance was recovered about 20 minutes later by RCMP after it crashed into a home. EMS responded to the scene to ensure no one was injured.

An RCMP news release said Cameron Ross is charged with theft of a truck and is set to appear in La Ronge provincial court on Oct. 29.

Ecarnot said employees with La Ronge EMS have been reminded about properly securing vehicles while responding to calls.

“It wasn’t long after, a memo and a policy reminder came out in regards to the proper use of the anti-theft on the ambulances, removing the keys and locking the doors,” he said. “So we make sure — obviously — that this occurrence does not happen again.”

The ambulance is off the road as it gets repaired. Ecarnot said a damage estimate was not yet available.

RCMP said an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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