Canadian Teen’s Potential Drug Overdose Filmed And Then Shared On Social Media, Family Says

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A 14-year-old from Langley, British Columbia died of an apparent drug overdose on Wednesday at a skatepark, whereas witnesses stood by and captured video on their cellphones.

Carson Crimeni was nonetheless respiratory when his grandfather, Darrel Crimeni, discovered him mendacity on the bottom Wednesday night at Langley Skatepark, however after paramedics carried out CPR and rushed him to the hospital, the younger teenager was pronounced dead, according to CBC. The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) are nonetheless seeking to discuss with anybody who could have spoken to Crimeni in his closing hours.

Crimeni’s household mentioned on Friday they believe somebody gave the boy medication. Witnesses stood by and captured video of the boy overdosing, they mentioned, these movies later posted to social media. The teen was alone when his grandfather found him about 9:30 p.m.

“They left him to die,” Darrel Crimeni said.

Carson was seen on the skatepark within the early afternoon Wednesday, according to CTV News Vancouver, with a gaggle of boys who witnesses say have been taunting him and recording video as his situation worsened.

Canadian Teen's Potential Drug Overdose Filmed And Then Shared On Social Media, Family Says
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Darrell Crimeni mentioned he noticed a number of the social media posts, together with movies displaying Carson in misery as others laughed and filmed him. One photograph of the occasion, taken later within the night, exhibits a younger man laughing with a caption that learn, “Carson almost died LOL.”

Aron Crimeni, the teenager’s father, said he turned apprehensive on Wednesday when his son didn’t return a number of cellphone calls earlier within the night.

“Next thing you know, I got a call from my dad saying he found him. The ambulance is working on him,” Aron Crimeni mentioned. “‘He’s in bad shape, really bad shape.'”

On Thursday evening, a number of hundred folks gathered for a vigil on the skatepark.

Aron Crimeni mentioned he was uplifted by the present of assist at Thursday evening’s vigil, calling his son’s dying a tragedy.

“Even just the smallest thought that a call to 911 a couple hours earlier could have changed…the whole story is devastating. It really is,” Aron told reporters on Thursday. “I just would expect when people see somebody in danger to do something to help them.”

Friends and household of the Crimenis have began a GoFundMe page in Carson’s reminiscence. At this level, docs who handled Carson have not been capable of inform his dad and mom what he ingested that would have contributed to his dying.

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