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Funeral today for Langley teen whose apparent overdose was broadcast on social media

The funeral for Carson Crimeni is about to be held Thursday afternoon, simply over three weeks after the 14-year-old died of an obvious overdose close to a skatepark in Langley, B.C.

Carson died shortly after his grandfather discovered him slumped in opposition to a fence, nonetheless respiration, on the Walnut Grove Athletic Park on Aug. 7. 

Thursday’s service is because of start at 1 p.m. PT on the Church within the Valley in Langley. Native RCMP mentioned large numbers of people are anticipated on the service.

Crimeni’s demise obtained nationwide consideration after video displaying him in misery on the skatepark circulated on Snapchat. 

His household believes somebody gave him medication and witnesses stood by, taking movies later posted to social media. The B.C. Coroners Service investigation into Crimeni’s demise, which might decide its trigger, is ongoing.

Overwhelming assist

Crimeni’s demise has struck a chord within the Walnut Grove neighborhood, which Carson’s dad says has been nothing however supportive. 

“The amount of support for him is, you know, it is overwhelming, but it is nice to see,” Aron Crimeni mentioned final week. “The entire community has been extremely supportive, extremely.”

A memorial on the skate park close to the place the place Crimeni’s grandfather discovered him has grown within the weeks because the teen’s demise. Dozens of boquets of flowers and pictures have been laid down across the park, which messages of assist spray throughout the concrete.

The skate-park memorial for Carson grew shortly within the days following his demise three weeks in the past. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

‘Influence is much reaching’ 

As Carson’s schoolmates put together to return to lessons subsequent week, workers on the Langley Faculty District say they have been specializing in offering assist for college students and workers. 

Joanne Abshire, talking on behalf of the faculty district, mentioned Crimeni’s demise has had an impact past classroom partitions. 

“Any time one of our schools loses a student, the impact is far reaching,” Abshire mentioned Wednesday. “It’s not just our students and staff here at Walnut Grove that are feeling an impact. We’re definitely seeing a pour of support from the public.”

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