Saskatchewan RCMP: In-custody death in Onion Lake Detachment

October 12, 2019
Onion Lake , Saskatchewan

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On Saturday, October 12, 2019, shortly after 8:00 a.m., an adult male was located unresponsive in the Onion Lake RCMP Detachment cell area.

Officers began CPR until EMS arrived. EMS continued CPR and the male was pronounced deceased on scene.

In accordance with the RCMP Act, the Saskatchewan RCMP have requested Moose Jaw Police Service conduct the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the in-custody sudden death of the 19-year-old male from Lloydminster.

In addition, we have requested the Ministry of Justice appoint an independent observer. As this matter is the subject of an external investigation, no further information can be made available at this time.

The name of the deceased will not be released.

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