Jet ski victim identified
Aug 27, 2013 / 1:13 pm
A former Kelowna junior hockey player has been identified as the man killed in a jet ski accident on Okanagan Lake Saturday evening.
The BC Coroners Service has identified the victim as 47-year-old Kelowna resident Patrick Paul Mangold.
Mangold was riding his jet ski on Okanagan lake about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when the personal water craft struck a log boom near Traders Cove.
He was thrown from the jet ski as a result.
According to the coroners service a nearby boater heard the impact and was able to get the victim aboard his boat.
He was quickly taken to shore and from there to hospital by ambulance, however, he could not be resuscitated.
Mangold played junior hockey in both the Western Hockey League and the BC Junior Hockey League in the early to mid 1980's.
He suited up for the Calgary Wranglers and Kamloops Blazers over four seasons before concluding his junior career with the BCJHL's Kelowna Packers in 1985-86 and 1986-87.
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