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Father and son die in a freak camping accident in a tent near Wedge Island

Father and son die in a freak camping accident while sleeping inside a tent as a faulty piece of equipment is blamed for the tragedy

  • Father and son were found dead in their tent at a campground near Wedge Island
  • Woman with them was air lifted to Royal Perth Hospital at 11am on Monday
  • Police believe a faulty piece of equipment in their tent is to blame 

A father and son have died in a camping accident in Western Australia. 

The pair were found dead in their tent at a campground near Wedge Island, 90 minutes north of Perth, at around 11am on Monday. 

A woman who was sleeping in the tent with them was air lifted to Royal Perth Hospital where she is being treated.

A father and son have died in a camping accident in Western Australia. Pictured: The scene

Police believe a faulty piece of equipment in their tent is to blame and are not treating the deaths as suspicious.  

A WA police spokesman said: ‘At this time, the two deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

‘Initial investigation at the scene suggests there may have been a fault with an item of camping equipment located inside the tent the family were sleeping in. This aspect of the investigation is ongoing.

‘The Department of Fire and Emergency Services attended to assist with the safe removal of the camping equipment.’ 

Police did not say what the piece of equipment was or how it may have been fatal. 

The pair were found dead in their tent at a campground near Wedge Island, 90 minutes north of Perth, at around 11am on Monday (stock image)

The pair were found dead in their tent at a campground near Wedge Island, 90 minutes north of Perth, at around 11am on Monday (stock image)

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