A man from Campbell River, on Vancouver Island, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his seven-year-old son.

Brent Allen Warren, 43, appeared in provincial court on Thursday, police said. He is being held in custody until his next court appearance, scheduled for Aug. 8.

Police were called to a home on Alder Street in the northern Vancouver Island town early Wednesday morning. Officers found a seven-year-old boy suffering from "serious injuries." He was taken to hospital where he later died.

Forensic investigators are still examining Warren's home, police said.

No further details have been released.