33885
30750

Vernon  

Man nearly freezes to death in park

A man was found extremely intoxicated and slowly freezing to death Friday evening in Polson Park.

On Jan 31 at around 11:20 p.m. RCMP were on foot patrol in the park when they found the 35-year-old man.

“The man had on inadequate winter clothing for the -16 degree weather at the time,” explained RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk.

“The man’s hands were ungloved and he was sitting exposed in the snow. When our officer found him he was barely conscience and extremely intoxicated.”

The man was rushed to Vernon Jubilee Hospital by ambulance where he was treated for hypothermia and frostbite.

“The man told the officer he thought he had been lying in the park for six hours before being found,” added Molendyk.

Hospital staff told the police officer that finding the man saved his life, telling him he would have died before the next morning had he not been found. 

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it civil, and stay on topic. If you see an inappropriate comment, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published and are closed on weekends. Visit Castanet’s Forums to start or join a discussion about this story.



More Vernon News

33607
Recent Trending


31570




31970


Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


33541


Vernon SPCA Featured Pet

Ariel
Ariel Vernon SPCA >


32877




Member of the RTNDA
32423