Lumby police credit dog’s actions

A police service dog team is being credited with saving the life of a suicide attempt victim near the Village of Lumby.

A police service dog team is being credited with saving the life of a suicide attempt victim.

Lumby RCMP Cpl. Henry Proce said an individual had overdosed on prescription drugs and wandered off into the woods.

“Our police service dog was brought to the scene, was able to track the individual and locate them in the bush,” said Proce.

“The person was barely conscious when located, and transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital by ambulance.

“The actions of the dog handler and the dog very likely saved this person’s life.”

The individual remains in hospital.

  • A loud Lumby party early in April required back-up assistance from the Vernon RCMP detachment and bylaw officials.

Lumby RCMP attended a loud party complaint on Park Avenue April 6.

There were some 40 people in attendance, mostly youth, according to Proce.

“The party was very loud with yelling, swearing, drinking, screaming and the usual music,” said Proce, adding that the party spilled into the front and rear yards of the home.

Police received multiple complaints of the party.

Proce said the property representative was given an opportunity to have people leave the party, but the warning was not followed.

Police had to re-attend and the sole officer on duty had to request back-up from local bylaws and  Vernon detachment to control the scene.

“Parties of this sort become more common as the weather warms up,” said Proce.

“Folks are reminded there is a noise bylaw in Lumby and surrounding area.”

Over the course of the summer, police will be issuing a single, verbal warning when attending these parties.

“If we receive a second complaint, the home owner or representative will receive a $200 noise bylaw ticket on the spot,” said Proce.

“Criminal prosecutions can also follow if neighbours are deprived of their right to the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of their property.”