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Near drowning at City Park

A man is recovering in hospital after a near drowning incident at Kelowna City Park Sunday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the shores of Okanagan Lake shortly after 4 p.m. for what was initially called in as a drowning.

Police assisted paramedics who were responding to the beach after a swimmer was pulled from the water.

Bystanders jumped into action when a woman screamed that a man was drowning and in need of help.

“A couple of beach goers reportedly located the adult male swimmer on the bottom of the lake and managed to pull the victim to shore,” says RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “The man’s rescuers were joined by other members of the public, who immediately started life-saving measures.”

Emergency medical crews took over CPR at the scene and rushed the victim to hospital in serious but stable condition. The victim's condition has since worsened and he remains in hospital, police say.

Any witnesses are asked to call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.



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