Police chase ends in lake

UPDATE: 9 p.m.

"On Thursday night, Oliver and Penticton officers were investigating a suspected stolen vehicle near Hwy 97 and Vaseaux Lake.  Two individuals were observed within the vehicle and then exited the vehicle when police arrived.
Police tracked one suspect with the assistance of a police dog and arrested that person. Another suspect entered Vaseaux Lake and swam away. Concerned for that person's safety, officers tried to locate them using a rowboat, but the person, who did not exhibit signs of distress or call for help, eluded police.
The Oliver Fire Department and the Police Dog Services also took part in the search. Today, police continued searching for that person using other techniques and resources such as a drone.
The police investigation continues and there is no further information available at this time.


Emergency services responded to an incident at Vaseux Lake on Thursday night.

According to the Oliver Daily News, a stolen vehicle was chased to the end of Sundial Road at Vaseux Lake, where a K-9 unit was deployed along with police boat, at about 10:35 p.m. 

One male is in custody, while a female went for a swim in the lake to escape police, and was pursued in a boat by officers. 

Search and rescue was also deployed.

At this time, RCMP is not commenting.

Castanet will provide more details as they become available.

-with files from Oliver Daily News 

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