A 14-year-old Canadian boy died from a drug overdose as people stood by and laughed, posting video on social media rather than trying to help, according to his devastated family.
Carson Crimeni’s family were horrified when they saw videos online of the youngster ODing on narcotics in a skate park in Langley Township, British Columbia, Wednesday with others laughing at his distress.
One photo shows a young man laughing, with a caption that reads, “Carson almost died LOL,” his grandfather told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
The teen was still breathing — but alone — when his grandfather, Darrel Crimeni, found him collapsed in dirt at the park. Nobody appears to have called emergency services and the boy was only found because his family searched after he failed to come home or answer the phone. Paramedics attempted CPR but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.
“They left him to die,” Crimeni told the CBC.
The teen’s father, Aron Crimeni, said his son struggled to make friends and hung out instead with a crowd who were older than him.
“He thought these people were his friends,” he said. “He trusted them.”
The dad said he had lost his “best friend.”
“We did everything together,” he told CBC. “I don’t even have anyone else to hang out with. He’s the only person I hang out with.”
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