Man found dead in center
Photo: Filfoto Queensway Exchange
The Kelowna RCMP says a man was found dead in the center Tuesday night amid freezing temperatures.
The City Act of Kelowna conducted a well-being check of a group of homeless residents just before noon. 23 in the 1400 block of Pandosy Street, near the Queensway Bus Loop.
Officers found a 34-year-old man who did not respond.
According to the RCMP, statutory members immediately began life-saving measures on the man by administering CPR as well as naloxone. Ambulances transported the man to Kelowna General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the cause of death is not yet known, but are not considered suspicious.
“Over the past week, our frontline officers, as well as officers from our Community Safety Unit (CSU) and our partners in Bylaw Services, have conducted well-being checks for those out in the cold. This includes finding shelter beds, helping coordinate transportation to shelters and provide warm clothing, “said Cpl. Tammy Lobb from Kelowna RCMP.
“Officers at our CSU are getting to know our marginalized clients who live on the streets, and they are deeply saddened by this loss. Our thoughts are with the man’s family during this difficult time,” Lobb added.
The investigation has been handed over to the BC Coroners Service.