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Victim of midnight assault in Kelowna left clinging to consciousness

August 28, 2017 - 1:10 PM

KELOWNA – Two men from Vernon and Kelowna were arrested this morning, after a midnight assault that left a man barely conscious.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says RCMP responded to a 911 call of “a serious assault” in progress in the 400 block of Cawston Avenue at about 11:49 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.

“Police arrived on scene to discover a semi-conscious unresponsive male, who appeared to be suffering from multiple injuries, left lying in the roadway,” he says in a media release.

Police believed the men fled southbound on foot and began a search of downtown Kelowna last night.

“Both men were located within only hundreds of metres of where the victim of the apparent aggravated assault lay seriously injured and unconscious,” O’Donaghey says.

The victim of the assault, an adult male, was taken to hospital

The RCMP investigation remains ongoing, and investigators are awaiting an update on the man’s condition but a 24-year-old Kelowna man and a 36-year-old Vernon man remain in police custody.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police, contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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