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Lake rescue

The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team (COSAR) was dispatched at 11 p.m. to search for a missing male sailor and his 36’ foot sailboat. 

The subject left the shelter bay marina at 11 a.m. and had not been heard from.  It turned out the man had been caught in a storm and while trying to return to shore he ran out of gas.  He attempted to call for assistance, but his cell phone was not charged and when he tried to use his marine radio, it was not operational.

COSAR responded in their rescue boat with six members and commenced a search around the Shelter Bay area.  Within 30 minutes the subject and his boat were located.

Duane Tresnich, Vice President/Media Relations says, "Upon arriving on scene, our members checked the condition of the sailor and his boat, both were found to be in good shape. But due to the conditions on the water, and to save time, it was decided that COSAR would tow the boat back to Shelter Bay."

Now that boating season has started COSAR would like to remind everyone to ensure that everything is working on board your craft, and that you have all the safety equipment required; including a working radio, flashlight and flares that you can use to signal for help.

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