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Kelowna police warn of dangers at bush parties

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April 30, 2016 - 9:30 AM

KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP have issued a media release warning of the dangers of bush parties for young people.

RCMP spokesman Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says they want to remind young people and their parents these events are not regulated or controlled in any way.

O’Donagheysays first aid is non-existent and attendence by first medical responders can take some time because of the remote nature of these parties.

School resource officer Const. Robyn Boffy says young people are driving while intoxicated, binge drinking and taking illegal drugs all in remote areas where cell phone coverage may be spotty.

Police claim copious amounts of garbage have been left behind at previous bush parties and fires left unattended or not extinguished.

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