Two injured during Kalamalka Lake crash

RCMP officers received a call about a possible accident at the Coldstream end of the lake Thursday

Late night activities on Kalamalka Lake almost turned tragic.

Just before midnight Thursday, RCMP officers received a call about a possible accident at the Coldstream end of the lake.

“A local resident was on the dock when he reported hearing two boats leave a dock and then a short while later, it sounded like they collided,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

“Our officers responded and located a boat owner on the lake who was able to quickly launch his boat and go out to investigate. They located and rescued four people in Kalamalka Lake where two personal water craft had collided.”

With the help of the resident,  officers were able to bring everyone to shore safely.

A 29-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, both from Vernon, were taken to hospital with significant injuries. The man received a broken pelvis as well as a broken femur, while the woman sustained leg and spinal injuries. The two other men involved in the accident were not injured and left after being checked out by paramedics.

The two personal water craft were recovered by Vernon Search and Rescue and seized as part of the RCMP investigation.

“An incident like this is very concerning to us. We are fortunate no lives were lost,” said Molendyk.