Man pulled from Okanagan Lake


Emergency crews responded to the shores of Okanagan Lake for a report of a drowning incident.

On Sunday at around 4 pm, RCMP were called to Kelowna's City Park  after a swimmer was pulled from the water.

Police have learned that 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,” states Corporal 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 medical crews took over CPR at the scene and rushed to the victim to hospital in serious yet stable condition.

The victims condition has since worsened and he remains in hospital at this time.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.