A man who was found badly burned in Vernon has died.
Emergency crews found the 53-year-old victim suffering from severe burns Dec. 22, around 2:30 a.m. near 32nd Street and 25th Avenue.
The Vernon man was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries and RCMP confirmed that he died Dec. 26.
The initial investigation led police to Polson Park where it’s believed the man sustained his injuries.
With assistance from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit, a full and comprehensive investigation was conducted into the circumstances leading up to the man’s death. Evidence gathered to date has led police to determine that criminality was not involved.
“On behalf of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, I would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the victim,” media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski said.
RCMP continue to assist the BC Coroners Service in their investigation into the man’s death.