Investigation continues into Okanagan Lake boating fatality

Authorities are still trying to determine what led to an accident that claimed the life of a Vernon teen.

Miles Wohlford, 14, died July 4 as a result of injuries he sustained during a boating accident on Okanagan Lake June 28.

"We are trying to determine if there will be any charges laid and to provide answers to the family," said Gord Molendyk, Vernon RCMP spokesperson.

Wohlford suffered serious head, arm and leg injuries after he fell off a tube and was hit by the propeller of the boat towing him.

The boat was being operated by a 49-year-old local woman.

Follow-up statements are being taken from those on scene during the accident and a mechanical review of the boat is being conducted.

Molendyk isn't sure if the operator of the boat has been interviewed by police.

Depending on the outcome of the investigation, Crown could be asked to consider charges of unsafe boating.

"It could take a little while," said Molendyk of the investigation.

"This is a tragic event so we need to make sure we conduct a thorough investigation," he said.

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