Three-year-old boy dies after eating poisonous mushroom during family outing

VICTORIA - A three-year-old boy who had been picking wild mushrooms with his family in Victoria has died after eating a poisonous mushroom, the local health authority said Wednesday.

Dr. Richard Stanwick, Island Health's chief medical health officer, said the boy's death would be the first recorded in the province from a B.C. death cap mushroom, if it is confirmed.

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