CBSA Detainee Dies in Custody on Christmas Day in Surrey, BC

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The Canada Border Services Agency is temporarily closing 2  ports of introduction  successful  the Atlantic portion   owed  to COVID−19. (The Canadian Press)

The Canada Border Services Agency is temporarily closing 2 ports of introduction successful the Atlantic portion owed to COVID−19. (The Canadian Press)

Border officials accidental a detainee astatine an migration holding centre successful Surrey, B.C., has died aft being recovered unresponsive connected Christmas Day.

Canada Border Services Agency says successful a connection that archetypal responders were called to the centre, wherever unit were attempting resuscitation.

But it says “all efforts to revive the detainee were unsuccessful,” and they were pronounced dormant by the archetypal responders.

It says the person’s adjacent of kin person been contacted, but their individuality won’t beryllium released owed to privateness considerations.

The connection says Surrey RCMP and the BC Coroner person been “engaged” aft the detainee’s death, arsenic is the lawsuit with each deaths successful CBSA custody.

It says the CBSA volition besides behaviour a reappraisal of the incident.

“The wellness and information of those successful our attraction is of paramount value to the CBSA. We instrumentality this work precise seriously,” it says.

The Canadian Press