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Inmate evacuated by helicopter for medical reasons at Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver

Medical evacuation at OCC

BC Corrections has explained the helicopter and police presence noted by some on social media at Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver late afternoon Tuesday was due to a medical evacuation.

On Jan. 12, some Oliver Facebook users noted the unusual presence of multiple helicopters, and a blocked-off access road. 

BC Corrections shared only a short statement on the matter.

"There was a medical incident involving one individual in custody at the Okanagan Correctional Centre requiring outside medical attention," they wrote.

"For security reasons and due to privacy laws, BC Corrections cannot confirm further details."



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