RCMP respond to man in distress


2024-03-22 09:33 PDT

File # 2024-9010

On March 21, 2024, at 5:40 p.m., Richmond RCMP, along with Emergency Health Services, responded to the Richmond Library, 7700 Minoru Gate., for a report of a man in medical distress.

Immediately upon the arrival of emergency responders, they attempted life saving techniques. Sadly, the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The RCMP and BC Coroners Service is investigating the matter.

There is no risk to public safety associated with this incident.

The man’s next of kin has been notified.

All inquiries regarding access to the library and associated public facilities will be directed to the City of Richmond.

In respect of the privacy of the individual and their family, the RCMP will not release any further information.

Anyone experiencing distress or needing support is encouraged to reach out to available mental health resources, including calling or texting 9-8-8, a trauma-informed and culturally affirming support to anyone in crisis or worried about someone they know. For more information about 9-8-8 Crisis Helpline, visit the 988 website.

Released by:

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398

Email: james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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