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Trail race volunteer allegedly assaulted in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

September 17, 2019 - 11:59 AM

VERNON - A 59-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested after an alleged assault at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in the North Okanagan.

According to the RCMP, police responded to the Kal Park for the alleged assault that occurred as organizers were setting up a 100-kilometre trail race.

Officers learned that a man was found in the park and had been removing course markers.

"During setup two volunteers encountered a male removing markers from the course and when confronted, the male suspect allegedly became confrontational and assaulted one of the volunteers," Vernon RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett said in a media release. "Race organizers had permission by BC Parks to utilize flags and markers for the 100 km trail race within the provincial park boundaries."

The victim who was assaulted sustained no physical injuries.

The 59-year-old man is facing possible assault charges.

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