Kamloops man dies following overdose at Kelowna wedding

By Blaine Gaffney - Global News
September 29, 2016 - 11:14am

KELOWNA — A drug overdose in Kelowna has claimed the life of a Kamloops man.

The incident happened Saturday night at a Kelowna hotel, apparently during a wedding reception.

A spokesperson for Interior Health says five people overdosed but the other four have recovered.

They may have taken cocaine laced with fentanyl.

The Facebook page of 27-year-old Edmond Paul Adkins identifies him as the victim.

Kelowna RCMP say the investigation into the death has been handed over to the Coroners Service.

An online fundraiser to help Adkins’ family has raised more than $25,000.

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