One dead, one hospitalized after medical emergency at Surrey Pretrial Center

The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating. Both men were inmates.

  • Dec. 17, 2015 1:00 p.m.

A man is dead and another was rushed to hospital after a “medical emergency” at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre late Wednesday

By Matt Robinson, Vancouver Sun


A man is dead and another was rushed to hospital after a “medical emergency” at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre late Wednesday, say corrections officials.

Both men were inmates at the facility, said Cindy Rose, a spokeswoman for B.C. Corrections.

“Any death in our correctional centres is a tragedy and our condolences go to this inmate’s friends and family. This is a very rare occurrence and BC Corrections will be conducting a critical incident review to determine what happened,” Rose said in a brief news release.

Corrections officials gave no explanation as to the nature of the medical emergency and they are not disclosing the identities of the men, citing privacy reasons.

The B.C. Coroners Service was informed of the death and is on scene.

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