Coroners Service investigating sudden death at Mabel Lake

By Pete McIntyre
July 25, 2016 - 12:38pm

LUMBY, B.C. — The BC Coroner's Service is investigating a sudden death of woman at a North Okanagan lake.

RCMP were called to Mabel Lake north of Lumby Sunday night at 8:45 pm, to assist ambulance paramedics who were trying to resuscitate a 45 year old woman from Calgary.

"The woman had been swimming in Mabel Lake prior to going into medical distress, advising she wasn't feeling well and was having difficulty breathing, " says Lumby RCMP Corporal Trevor Tribes. "The woman was rushed ashore where a  retired nurse performed CPR until BC Ambulance arrived and performed life saving efforts."

Tribes says despite the efforts, the woman died at the scene.

He says police are not treating the death as suspicious, and the Coroner's Service will look into the cause.

The woman's name has not been released.

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