British Columbia

Inmate dead after medical emergency at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre

A man is dead and another is in hospital following a medical incident at the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre on Wednesday night, says B.C. Corrections.

Another man was taken to hospital following the incident

One inmate was taken to hospital and another is dead after a medical incident at the Surrey Pretrial Centre. (Shane MacKichan)

A man is dead and another is in hospital following a medical incident at the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre on Wednesday night, says B.C. Corrections.

"Any death in our correctional centres is a tragedy and our condolences go to this inmate's friends and family," said B.C. Corrections spokesperson Cindy Rose.

"This is a very rare occurrence, and B.C. Corrections will be conducting a critical incident review to determine what happened."

Rose said health care staff "responded quickly" to the incident, and the coroner has been notified.

The men's names have not been disclosed due to privacy reasons.

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