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Three B.C. men sought out in Canada Day assault

(via B.C. RCMP)

RCMP are looking for three people believed responsible for an assault in downtown Kelowna on Canada Day.

Shortly before midnight Monday (July 1), police say they were alerted to a physical altercation in an alley behind the 1600 block of Abbott Street, across from City Park.

A group of bystanders was found giving first-aid to an unconscious man.

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says the victim was a man in his 20s who had recently relocated to Kelowna from the lower mainland. 

He was taken to hospital with what are said to be serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

O'Donaghey says three suspects were seen fleeing the area, towards Okanagan Lake.

"All three men were described as non-Caucasian males, each standing approximately six feet tall, with stockier builds," he said. "One suspect, who reportedly had facial hair, was seen wearing a black hoodie and black pants. A second suspect, believed to be in his 20s, was clean shaven and wearing a grey T-shirt. The third was wearing dark coloured clothing."

Any witnesses are asked to call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or

- Wayne Moore, Castanet