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Hundreds of Metro Vancouver children turned away from swimming lessons

July 31, 2013

Scores of B.C. children are being turned away from public swimming lessons in Surrey and Vancouver at a time when fewer than half all of Canadian children say they can swim. A recent Ipsos Reid study suggests that while nearly 75 per cent of Canadians of all ages know how to swim, “disturbingly, only 46 [...]

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International student drowns in Thetis Lake

July 21, 2013

A 21-year-old international student died after swimming in Thetis Lake on Saturday. Witnesses and emergency responders arrived on scene at 12:20 p.m. and attempted to revive the man. He was transported to Victoria General Hospital in critical condition, but died, said the B.C. Coroners Service. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Young man drowns in Alouette Lake

July 19, 2013
Young man drowns in Alouette Lake

A 21-year old man has drowned in a designated swimming area of Alouette Lake. Ridge meadows RCMP Corporal Alanna Dunlop says the victim was pulled from the water just before 4:00 p.m. and other swimmers tried to revive him. “They did commence CPR and continued until the BC Ambulance Service could get there.  Shortly thereafter, [...]

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Child in critical condition after Vancouver Island swimming pool accident

July 3, 2013

A four-year-old boy is in critical condition after being found unresponsive in a residential swimming pool in Cowichan Bay Sunday. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Teen plummets to his death at popular Indian Arm waterfall

July 2, 2013

A 16-year-old Mexican exchange student died late Sunday afternoon after he was swept over a popular waterfall on Indian Arm while swimming with friends. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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