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Rescue on the lake

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m.

Both fire and RCMP rescue boats are now on scene at the site of a vessel in distress on Okanagan Lake.

The boat had lost power and was drifting.

There are actually nine people on board the patio boat, all with life jackets on.

They are being transferred to the marine rescue boat and will be returned to the Kelowna Yacht Club boat launch.

The second rescue vessel is reportedly going to tow the boat back to shore.


UPDATE: 3:40 p.m.

More detailed reports place the boat in distress five kilometres north of the Delta Grand, in the middle of Okanagan Lake.

The marine rescue unit is on its way to the vessel.


ORIGINAL: 3:25 p.m.

Emergency crews are responding to the Kelowna waterfront for reports of a vessel in distress.

The boat is apparently sinking off shore from the Delta Grand Hotel.

The Kelowna Fire Department's marine rescue unit has been dispatched.

The boat is said to have 10 people on board. All apparently have life jackets.



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