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Injured Lake Country firefighter sent to hospital

JENNIFER SMITH
Black Press
A Lake Country  Fire Department member was sent to hospital Tuesday while attempting to provide medical attention on a first response call.
The firefighter slipped and injured his knee and was sent to Kelowna General Hospital, according to assistant fire chief Brent Penner.
He was expected to undergo surgery Wednesday, but the procedure was postponed and the extent of his injuries remain uncertain.
“I guess you could be out shovelling your driveway and have this happen. He just happened to be working,” said Penner, noting the accident was the result of the firefighter slipping in heavy snowfall.
Snow and weather caused a string of accidents Tuesday and, though road conditions did improve Wednesday, slush was still causing problems.

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