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Man found with severe burns on downtown Vernon street

Man found severely burned

Police are investigating after a man with significant burn injuries was found in downtown Vernon Sunday afternoon.

Shortly before 2 p.m., police were called to the 2800 block of 35th Street, where paramedics and firefighters had responded to assist a man who had been found with burn injuries.

The victim, a 41-year old Vernon man, sustained severe burns to a large portion of his body and was rushed to hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

"The cause of the man's burns and the circumstances leading to his injuries have not yet been determined," Vernon RCMP spokesperson Const. Chris Terleski.

"We are seeking any information from the public that will assist us in furthering our investigation. Anyone who was in the area at the time who witnessed the incident, or anything suspicious, is asked to come forward and contact police.

"We are also asking businesses and residences in the area who have video surveillance to review it and report anything suspicious."

Anyone with information is asked to call Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171 and quote file number 2022-16761.



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