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Sudden death in Memorial Park is the third in 30 days

Paramedics attempted to save the life of the 22-year-old man, who was pronounced deceased in hospital
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The encampment in Memorial Park as it looked on Oct. 14. The encampment in the park continues to grow. 

For the third time in the past 30 days, there has been a sudden death in Memorial Park, the downtown park that’s the site of a growing homeless encampment.

When driving down Brady Street at approximately 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, a reporter observed CPR being performed on an individual in Memorial Park, in full view of traffic. Paramedics had arrived on site.

A written statement from Greater Sudbury Police said police were called in relation to a sudden death around 4:45 p.m., after paramedics responded to a call in Memorial Park.

The statement said paramedics had transported a 22-year-old man to hospital, while providing life-saving measures. However, the man was unfortunately pronounced deceased in hospital, said police.

GSPS said that as this is a sudden death investigation, they are working in collaboration with the Coroner’s Office. A post mortem will be conducted by the coroner in order to assist in determining a cause of death.

At this time, foul play is not suspected, say police.

Sudden deaths were also reported in Memorial Park on Oct. 2 and on Oct. 20.