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Speed boat sends canoeists into Okanagan Lake

Two canoeists were spilled into Okanagan Lake Saturday after a speed boat sideswiped the canoe.

Lake Country RCMP received a report at 5:15 p.m. Saturday of a collision between a canoe and speed boat near Whiskey Cove.

“According to witnesses, a speed boat entered the cove northbound and dropped off a water skier by the buoys,” said RCMP spokesperson Const. Kris Clark. “The speed boat then apparently powered up and banked hard left, colliding with the side of a canoe carrying two passengers.”

Both canoeists were ejected into the water and both physically shaken from the incident. The boat operator realized what had occurred and immediately rendered assistance.

A Kelowna woman sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.

No charges have yet been laid but the investigation is active and ongoing.

 

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