Rafters rescued on Skaha Lake

Two people were rescued after the rafts they were floating on down the river channel drifted too far out on Skaha Lake Thursday night.

Deputy Fire Chief Dave Spalding said the Penticton Fire Department got a call around 7:50 p.m. that they were in trouble.

By the time the firefighters arrived on scene, the people and rafts had been loaded on to a boat from Wright's Beach Camp and were OK.

Spalding said there is plenty of warning signage up at the end of the channel, and people need to pay more attention.

"We don't want people to go into the turbulent water on the south end of the bridge," he said.

Just this week, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure placed additional hazard signage on bridge pillars on the channel, including one at the south end.


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