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VIDEO: RCMP officer beats the heat, delights kids at Vancouver Island splash park

Cst. Darren Regush joins the fun, cooling off on a hot day in Parksville

Sometimes the best way to cool off on a hot summer day is to run through a sprinkler, even in full police gear.

On Thursday, July 29, Cst. Darren Regush of the Oceanside RCMP spotted a group of youngsters cooling off at the Lions Ventureland Playground splash park in Parksville.

Another park-goer, Lindsey Genoe, spotted the officer joining the delighted youngsters and captured a short video, posting it to social media.

“I saw the kids running through the sprinkler and I thought it was a great idea to join them. It looked really cooling and refreshing. And when they see a police officer join them, it’s always entertaining,” said Regush.

The officer said he grew up in a small town and remembers other officers doing similar things with he and his friends as a child.

“It’s something I like to do. I’ve worked two postings in small towns, so I like being involved with the kids and doing stuff like that now, too,” he said.

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Regush was only at the splash park for a few minutes, and while there also helped another family set up their umbrella.

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Mandy Moraes

About the Author: Mandy Moraes

I joined Black Press Media in 2020 as a multimedia reporter for the Parksville Qualicum Beach News, and transferred to the News Bulletin in 2022
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