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Stranded boat towed to safety

The Kelowna Fire Department's marine rescue 2 was pressed into service Sunday night to assist a boat stranded in Okanagan Lake.

According to Lake Country Fire Department deputy fire chief, Brent Penner, people on a sailboat called 911 shortly after 9:30 p.m. after hearing a horn and a call for help.

The fire department's marine rescue boat and crews from Lake Country were called to the scene.

"We were called because the location was close to the Carrs Landing fire hall," says Penner.

"The idea was to send a couple of guys to see if they could see anything from shore in the Whiskey Cove area of Carrs Landing."

They were unable to locate the boat from shore, however, Penner says the rescue boat was able to locate the stranded boat and tow it into shore.

The boat in question had a dead battery and was unable to get back to shore on its own.

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