Vernon teen dies after taken off life support

Miles Wohlford, 14,
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KELOWNA - A Vernon teen severely injured in a tubing accident last Saturday died last night after being taken off life support.

He died at 8:52 p.m. but not before donating organs to at least six people, according to the Support Miracles for Miles Facebook page, where people are invited to leave messages. 

"You mean everything to me," his sister Taigan wrote. "You gave me the best 13 years of my life."

Wohlford was tubing behind a boat on Okanagan Lake near Westside Road June 28. He was thrown from the tube and hit by the boat and propeller when it circled around. He suffered numerous injuries including his head.

Wohlford was well known in Vernon sports circles where he played hockey and lacrosse. More than $15,000 has been raised through a fund raising site for the family to help with their recovery.

Miles Wohlford, right, with extended family.
Miles Wohlford, right, with extended family.
Image Credit: Facebook

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