Free diver in Kelowna hospital

Kelowna man in hospital after free diving incident in Okanagan Lake off Knox Mountain Park.

  • Aug. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

On August 9, at 3:08 p.m., BC Ambulance (EHS) and the Kelowna Fire department (KFD) reported that a 27-year-old man was free diving in Okanagan Lake near Paul’s Tomb in Knox Mountain Park and had not re-surfaced.

RCMP members responded via boat and by land. Ambulance and fire department personel attended and lifesaving procedures were performed. The man was transported to Kaloena General Hospital by air ambulance.

The man had been free diving with his girlfriend. He did another controlled dive on his own, and after several minutes  his girlfriend realized that he had not re-surfaced.

She jumped into the lake, located him and brought him to the surface.

Several people assisted in getting the unresponsive man to shore.

CPR was performed until air ambulance transported him to hospital.

The Kelowna man, whose identity has still not been released, remained in hospital Monday afternoon.

 

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