Multiple sources have reported to TRCCTB this morning that there has been a tragic suicide in a northern First Nations community.
What we have heard is that a girl was suicidal and was hanging herself from a swingset in a field while her boyfriend stood there and watched, while live streaming it. The boyfriend then left the girl hanging there for others to see.
Reports have come in that this live stream suicide has been removed from Facebook, but some individuals have copies saved and are passing it through Facebook Messenger at this time.
Following this, another girl in the same community went on Facebook Live and started to cut her own throat, she stopped herself half way through and got medical attention immediately.
We have been told this second girl will be ok after some recovery time. This second girl was also present during the first girls suicide.
This is a developing story, and we are told a media release should be coming soon.
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