Police, fire and ambulance all responded to what is now being called an overdose that happened on Main Street Wednesday evening. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Penticton RCMP assist with overdose call

Police, fire and ambulance service responded to an overdose call on Main Street

Penticton RCMP now say an incident Wednesday evening on Main Street in front the Shatford Centre is believed to be related to an overdose.

Just before 7 p.m. first responders including police, fire and ambulance converged on the scene in the small, treed section of green space on the west side of the street.

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A number of homeless people with shopping carts and bicycles were there talking with police officers at the time of the incident.

Const. James Grandy of the Penticton RCMP said one person was taken to hospital. The victim’s condition is not known.

That location has been a popular spot for the homeless that congregate there during the day and some spending the night there as well.

Police and the City of Penticton bylaw officers make regular patrols in the area as well as the grounds of the Shatford Centre.


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