First drowning of the year on Okanagan Lake

By Ron Manz
March 2, 2016 - 10:14am

KELOWNA, B.C. — The Okanagan has registered it's first drowning of 2016.

A 40-year old West Kelowna man died last night after being in the waters off the old Gellatly Bay wharf for up to 30 minutes.

Emergency officials were called around 8 pm to a report of a man in distress in the lake.

Crews in protective gear found the man in about five metres of water using a thermal imaging camera.

He was rushed to Kelowna General quickly in Aadvanced Life Support with paramedics doing CPR on him in hopes of saving him, but to no avail.

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