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Community mourns West Kelowna teen who drowned

Police say they were called to the Ferry Wharf structure in Gellatly Bay around 1 a.m. Saturday when he didn't resurface, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said in a release.
August 18, 2019 - 10:33 AM

WEST KELOWNA - A makeshift memorial has been erected near where a West Kelowna teen drowned this weekend.

Flowers, photos, candles, a skate deck and messages of love have been set up at the ferry warf structure in Gellatly Bay where the teen jumped into the water around 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. 

When he didn't emerge emergency responders found the boy and pulled him from the water, tried CPR and rushed him to hospital. 

“Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the 15-year-old boy could not be resuscitated and passed away in hospital,” O’Donaghey said, in a press release. “RCMP Victim Services are providing support to the witnesses and the victim’s family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the boy’s loved ones during this difficult time.”

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