Quick thinking cop saves man’s life

RCMP say a Kelowna man is alive today thanks to the “determination and quick thinking” of local officers.

RCMP say a Kelowna man is alive today thanks to the “determination and quick thinking” of local officers.

Last Wednesday evening, police were called to the 2000-block of Abbott Street after a 65-year-old man’s wife reported him missing.

“Investigation revealed circumstances that indicated that the man may attempt to harm himself,” said Const. Steve Holmes.

Officers found a written note that indicated where the man may be and while one officer stayed with his wife, Const. Jennifer Hunter headed to Okanagan Lake on foot.

She found the man, barely conscious, on the shore. He was soaking wet and the temperatures were below freezing.

“She immediately wrapped the man in her patrol jacket and called for emergency services, who took the hypothermic man to hospital for treatment,” said Holmes.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

“It is not known how long the man had been in the water but with air temperatures below zero, it is certain that the man would likely have perished if he had not been found when he was,” said Holmes.

Hunter, said Holmes, is the same officer who extricated a person from a submerged vehicle in the McKinley reservoir last year.

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