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Timely Kamloops RCMP wellness check may have saved injured man's life

October 22, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Police conducted a very timely wellness check on a Kamloops man after his family expressed concerns.

RCMP received a call from a concerned family member indicating they had not heard from the man living in Kamloops for several months and were concerned for his safety, according to an RCMP media release.

An officer attended the man's residence and did not receive a response after knocking. After neighbours confirmed they had not seen the man for several days, the officer gained access to the man's home and located him lying on the floor. He was in very grave condition.

The man told police he had fallen four days prior and was not able to get up to help himself or call for assistance.

An ambulance was called and the man was taken to hospital where he is currently in recovery.

“This was a matter of an RCMP officer conducting a very timely investigation and being in the right place at the right time to not only find this man, but to help him," Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Darren Michels said in the release. "All too often RCMP members are sadly discover a deceased person who hasn’t been heard in some time but fortunately for this man the investigator came at the right time." 


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