British Columbia

Liberal MP Joyce Murray's son critically hurt on Mexican honeymoon

Liberal MP for Vancouver-Quadra says her son fell from a height while on vacation in Cancun and is awaiting medical evacuation to Vancouver.

Social media posts rally blood donors for Erik Brinkman

Vancouver-Quadra Liberal MP Joyce Murray's son underwent surgery in Mexico after falling on his honeymoon in Cancun and is waiting for medical evacuation to Vancouver. (CBC News)

The son of Liberal MP Joyce Murray is awaiting a medical evacuation from Mexico to Vancouver after suffering severe injuries during his honeymoon in Cancun.

Murray says her son Erik Brinkman fell from a height early Monday and underwent extensive surgery at a local hospital.

She and other family members arrived later that day.

Brinkman needed transfusions of O-negative blood, which was in short supply in the region.

Public Facebook posts brought out volunteer donors along with two family members who have matching blood types.

Murray's statement says that between them, they supplied enough blood that Brinkman should be stabilized enough to be transported.