Emergency crews, including marine rescue, rally at Kelowna Yacht Club

Medical emergency

UPDATE 11:31 a.m.

The Kelowna Fire Department tells Castanet that the elderly man suffered a cardiac event near Paul’s Tomb trail. They received a report of a man in medical distress, crews responded and began emergency CPR, including compressions.

The marine boat was used to transport the man from the Paul’s Tomb area to the Kelowna Yacht Club dock where the man was transported to KGH.

The condition of the victim is unclear at this time.

ORIGINAL 11:18 a.m.

Emergency crews rallied at the yacht club in downtown Kelowna Wednesday morning.

Reports indicate an elderly man was swimming near Paul’s Tomb trail, near the base of Knox Mountain, when they suffered a medical issue.

Rescue crews were alerted and arrived on scene to begin resuscitation, including chest compressions.

At this point it is unclear if this is a result of a medical emergency or a drowning.

Castanet has a reporter on the scene who says the patient is being brought to the boat launch by rescue crews and is being transported from there to Kelowna General Hospital.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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