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Langley man dies at Kal Beach in Coldstream on long weekend

FILE PHOTO - Rotary Pier at Kal Beach in Coldstream.

A 27-year-old Lower Mainland man died at Kal Beach in Coldstream late Sunday evening.

According to a North Okanagan RCMP media release, the man was found in medical distress at Kalamalka Lake Beach in Coldstream at around 10:30 p.m. July 31.

A witness reported seeing a man in the water at the beach who was in need of help. An RCMP officer pulled the man from the water and gave him CPR until medical assistance arrived.

Members of the Coldstream Fire Department and B.C. Emergency Health Services attempted to resuscitate the man, however, the man did not survive and was declared dead at the scene.

The victim was 27-year-old man from Langley.

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"We want to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased," Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Cpl. Neil Body said in the release.

Police say the circumstances leading up to the man's death are being investigated, but no criminality is suspected.

The B.C. Coroners Service is also conducting an investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means the man came to his death.

Police have not released any additional information.

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