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Man pulled from cold Cowichan River drunk, not dead, say police

A man pulled from the chilly Cowichan River on May 31 was drunk, not dead, police say. Cpl. Greg Pask of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP said the man was dragged from the drink near Duncan’s McAdam Park at around 1:30 p.m. Paramedics feared the male might have suffered hypothermia, and took him to Cowichan District Hospital for treatment, he said. Pask explained the rescue after a caller tipped the News Leader Pictorial about emergency staff taking a body ashore at the riverside site May 31.
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