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RCMP credited with saving man's life

Two Kelowna RCMP officers are being credited for helping to save a man's life yesterday after they performed CPR until paramedics could take over.

At 3:30 Monday afternoon,RCMP received a report of a possible intentional overdose at a residence on the 1400 block of Leaside Avenue.

When police arrived, there was no response at the door but officers were able to gain access to the home through an attached residence.

The RCMP officers found an unconscious and unresponsive 64-year-old Kelowna man.

He had no vital signs and the members commenced CPR immediately, continuing for several minutes until paramedics could take over.

BC Ambulance Service paramedics subsequently revived the man and rushed him to hospital.

Paramedics indicated that the RCMP members' actions likely saved his life.

The man remains in serious condition at the Kelowna General Hospital.

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