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Kamloops man pulled from river dies in hospital

Kamloops emergency crews respond to reports of a man in the Thompson River, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.
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January 18, 2021 - 11:26 AM

A Kamloops man died this weekend after emergency crews pulled him from the Thompson River Saturday morning.

Around 11:34 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, Kamloops RCMP responded to reports of a "suspicious circumstance involving a man in the river" near the 1800 block of Douglass Road.

According to the report, he had been in the water for 15 minutes and was not moving, according to an RCMP media release. Emergency crews found the man face up with his lower body in the water.

He was taken to Royal Inland Hospital, but later transferred to Kelowna General Hospital where he died later that night.

At this time the RCMP do not suspect any criminality in the man's death.

BC Coroners Service is investigating the circumstances and cause of his death.

The man's name is not being released according to the Coroners Act to protect his privacy.

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