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Local man Kashif Sheikh drowns after saving his daughter at waterfall near Kelowna, B.C.

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 22 Jun, 2020
  • Local man Kashif Sheikh drowns after saving his daughter at waterfall near Kelowna, B.C.

A man has died after rescuing his daughter during a visit to a waterfall near Kelowna, B.C., on Father's Day.

The RCMP say emergency crews rushed to the Mill Creek waterfall area after receiving a 911 call reporting a drowning.

Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy says police learned the victim Kashif Sheikh, had been at the waterfall with his family and he went into the water to help his daughter after she slipped in.

She says the daughter was able to get to shore.

Noseworthy says bystanders tried to save the man with CPR.

Paramedics took over when they arrived but despite their efforts, she says the 46-year-old man from the Lower Mainland could not be resuscitated and died.

The RCMP is assisting the BC Coroners Service with its investigation.

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