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‘Disturbing situation’ leads to man in hospital after balcony fall in Kelowna

The man is in critical condition after the April 22 incident

Kelowna police were called to a building at 1770 Abbott Street after receiving calls that a man had fallen from the second story of an apartment on Saturday morning.

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At around 7 a.m. on April 22, RCMP arrived to find a man, unconscious, laying on the ground with severe injuries. Officers quickly started first aid before Emergency Health Services moved in and transferred the victim to hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

The RCMP has confirmed that one man has been arrested in connection to the incident.

A person who is familiar with those involved has identified the accused as Jeffery Holub. He was arrested on April 22, was charged with aggravated assault and is currently in custody.

Holub will appear in Kelowna court for a bail hearing on April 25.

The day after the incident a Capital News reporter attended the still taped-off scene and saw police and investigators searching the second floor apartment. Some people were wearing hazmat suits.

The balcony railing was also missing from the residence.

“This was a disturbing situation for residents and police officers alike,” said Cst. Mike Della-Paolera Media Relations Officer with the Kelowna RCMP. “Our thoughts are with the victim and his family.”

The police tape is now removed from the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. If you witnessed this event or have any video of this area and have not yet spoken with a police officer, please contact the Kelowna RCMP at (250) 762-3300 and reference file 2023-21366.


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Jacqueline Gelineau

About the Author: Jacqueline Gelineau

I'm a reporter in the beginning stages of my career. I joined the team at Capital News in November 2021...
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