Dundonald elementary school in Saskatoon

Greg Pender / Saskatoon Star Phoenix

A five-year-old was pronounced dead after being rushed Monday morning from the Dundonald elementary school grounds to Royal University Hospital “with full resuscitative efforts” taking place.

Saskatoon police and MD Ambulance responded Monday around 10:50 a.m. to the 100 block of Wedge Road, where “attempts were being made to locate a five-year-old child,” police said in a news release. The child was found minutes later and taken by MD Ambulance to hospital.

“When we arrived, we did find a five-year-old who was in cardiac arrest and we transported the five-year-old to RUH with full resuscitative efforts going,” MD Ambulance spokesman Troy Davies said.

The incident has been determined to be non-suspicious in nature, according to police in a news release.

There was a heavy police presence on the school grounds in the ensuing hours, with students initially being kept inside the school. Students were eventually dismissed Monday afternoon before the usual bell time.

Saskatoon Public Schools director of education Barry MacDougall was addressing the incident at a 3 p.m. news conference.

“This is very sad and tragic news,” Mayor Charlie Clark said in a statement.

“My thoughts, along with all of city council’s, are with the family and with the school community as we come to terms with this loss.”