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‘They left him to die’: B.C. teen’s overdose death filmed on social media, family says

Carson Crimeni was nonetheless respiratory when his grandfather discovered him mendacity on the cement, at the hours of darkness, at a Langley Township skate park.

However after paramedics carried out CPR and rushed him to hospital, the 14-year-old boy was pronounced useless.

RCMP say the teenager died of an obvious drug overdose Wednesday, and investigators are actually seeking to communicate with anybody who may need spoken to him in his last hours.

Crimeni’s household stated they imagine somebody gave the boy medication. Witnesses stood by and captured video of the boy overdosing, they stated, which was later posted to social media.

The boy was alone when his grandfather found him at about 9:30 p.m. PT on the Walnut Grove skate park. 

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

Darrel Crimeni found his grandson mendacity alone at a skate park. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Crimeni stated he noticed a few of the social media posts, together with movies displaying Carson in misery as others snicker and movie him.

One picture, taken later within the night, exhibits a younger man laughing, with a caption that reads, “Carson almost died LOL.”

‘He wasn’t waking up’

RCMP stated it is believed the boy spent his final hours on foot between the Walnut Grove skate park, the grounds of Walnut Grove Secondary Faculty and the athletic park behind the college.

The boy might have been in numerous parks as early as midday on Wednesday, police stated.

Aron Crimeni, the teenager’s father, stated he grew to become fearful when his son didn’t return a number of cellphone calls earlier within the night.

Carson Crimeni’s household say the teenager performed hockey and beloved video video games. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

After ready a couple of hours, Aron referred to as the teenager’s grandfather in a panic. The grandfather supplied to stroll across the college close to his home.

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

Crimeni raced to the hospital, the place medical doctors gave the boy CPR. However the boy by no means awakened, he stated.

On Thursday night time, a number of hundred folks gathered for a vigil on the skate park. RCMP members had been additionally there to lend ethical help and reply questions.

Crimeni stated his son was a contented, pleasant teen who performed hockey and beloved video video games. The 2 typically performed World of Warcraft collectively.

Folks lay flowers on the Walnut Grove skate park. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

The teenager struggled to make associates his age, Aron stated, and frolicked with youngsters who had been a couple of years older. 

“He thought these people were his friends,” Aron stated. “He trusted them.”

Langley RCMP have arrange a devoted, around-the-clock tip line to assemble data that may assist with its investigation.

The B.C. Coroners Service can be investigating the teenager’s demise.

Sitting in his son’s bed room, beside a soccer ball and a stack of PlayStation video games, Aron stated he is misplaced his greatest good friend.

“We did everything together,” he stated. “I don’t even have anyone else to hang out with. He’s the only person I hang out with.”

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