Act of bravery stops further injury near Brenda Mines

An Okanagan man's act of bravery failed to save the life of the young woman in crisis he came upon Thursday afternoon.

An Okanagan man’s act of bravery failed to save the life of the young woman in crisis he came upon Thursday afternoon, although it did prevent further casualties.

“A complainant saw a vehicle travelling at a very slow speed, scraping along the barricade eastbound on Highway 97 C near Brenda Mines,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“The complainant sped ahead, jumped out of his vehicle, stopped the car and observed a female driver appearing to have a seizure.”

Emergency services were called to the scene, and paramedics transported the 26-year-old Penticton woman to Kelowna hospital.  She had died upon arrival and could not be revived.

Coroners are investigating the death.

Kelowna Capital News