Penticton & South Okanagan News
Okanagan Lake rescue
A group of visitors out for an afternoon float, got in trouble on Okanagan Lake, Sunday.
Naramata Fire Rescue was called out around 6 p.m. to assist three adults and two children who were in distress, said Fire Chief Tony Trovao.
"They started somewhere north of the marina in a bunch of floaties and ended up south of Manitou Park, when the wind picked up," he said. "So we got our boat out there."
They were able to get to shore on their own, and fire rescue took a truck to the location they landed at to make sure they were OK.
According to Trovao, it was a nervous time for the family, and they were badly shaken up.
The Penticton Fire Department had a boat out as well, but got half way to the scene and were called off, he said.
Trovao believes the group is from Quebec.
He issued a warning that boaters be aware of their environment, because when the wind picks up on Okanagan Lake, conditions can change dramatically.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Penticton / S. Okanagan News
- BC chief's pay, expenses: $1MBC - 8:08 pm
- Body & truck pulled from riverVernon / N. Okanagan - 3:53 pm
- Prolific offender goes campingKelowna - 12:42 pm
- Tropical Storm Bertha forms World - 9:53 pm
Town of Oliver
Town of Osoyoos
Town of Keremeos
Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen
Penticton & Wine Country Chamber
Penticton Discussion Forum
District of Summerland
Summerland Chamber & Tourism
School District 67 - Okanagan Skaha
School District 53 - Okanagan Similkameen
Okanagan Regional Library
Township of Hedley