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Man in serious condition after being pulled from Okanagan Lake

An adult male remains in serious condition in hospital after being pulled from the waters of Okanagan Lake on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Shortly after 4 pm, police assisted BC Emergency Health Services at Kelowna City Park after a swimmer was pulled from the water by civilians.

According to RCMP, the bystanders began attempting to rescue the struggling swimmer after a woman screamed that the man was drowning.

“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,” states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman for the Kelowna RCMP.

“The man’s rescuers were joined by other members of the public who immediately started life saving measures.”

Emergency crews conducted CPR at the scene and rushed the man to hospital where his condition “has since worsened” since Sunday, according to police.

Witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact officials at 250-762-3300.

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