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Medical distress may have killed West Kelowna scuba diver

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September 17, 2018 - 12:34 PM

VERNON - Medical distress may be the cause of death for a 56-year-old West Kelowna man who died while scuba diving Sunday afternoon.

Vernon RCMP responded along with B.C. Ambulance to a medical call near Fintry Delta Road on the northwest side of Okanagan Lake, media officer Const. Kelly Brett said in a press release.

There they found an unresponsive scuba diver who had reportedly gone into medical distress at about the 80-foot depth of a dive. Other divers had tried to provide life saving measures but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death is not considered suspicious however RCMP will work with the B.C. Coroners Service to determine the cause of death.

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