LOS ANGELES (NEWS 1130) — A 10-year-old girl who died on a Delta Airlines flight Thursday night has been identified as Janice Xu of West Vancouver, according to the Los Angeles Times.
CNN is also confirming Xu is the girl who died, though they have not said she was from West Vancouver.
Her flight was heading from Los Angeles to Seattle when a medical emergency forced the plane to turn back.
The Los Angeles Fire Department says that medical emergency was a cardiac arrest.
A report from the department notes paramedics “furiously worked to save her life.”
“Sadly, all efforts were futile, and the child was beyond medical help,” the statement reads.
The 10-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival.
The cause of death will not be confirmed until an autopsy takes place, which should be in the next couple of days.