UPDATED: Boat crash on Okanagan Lake

Crash near Okanagan Lake resort Wednesday

UPDATED: Three men were pulled from Okanagan Lake after a boat collided with the shoreline late Wednesday.

At about 10 p.m., emergency responders were called to the 2700 block of Westside Road where a 24-foot Malibu wake-boarding boat crashed.

“Three adult males were located nearby uninjured and back in the water,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

One of the men was identified as the registered owner of the vessel.

Another of the men, a 32-year-old from West Kelowna who had been found floating, displayed gross levels of intoxication. Due to his level of intoxication and perceived inability to care for himself, he was taken into police custody to be released when sober.

The police investigation continues at this time.

“Investigators continue to work to determine what factors likely led to the crash and exactly how many persons were on board the vessel, after unconfirmed reports had been received that a fourth person may have been on board the boat,” said O’Donaghey.

If you witnessed the accident, call the RCMP at 250-768-2880.

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Mounties were called to the shores of Okanagan Lake just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night for a boat crash.

The vessel hit rocks near Lake Okanagan resort and four were on-board, said Don Bennison from the Wilson’s Landing Fire Department.

“We got a call-out to do with a boat that had been either beached on Lake Okangan Resort, or had run aground,” said Bennison.

“Nobody was hurt, they were all fine. RCMP and marine rescue was there, so it was all looked after.”

It’s unclear as of yet, is what happened to cause the crash, though a caller to the Capital News has speculated that there was some illegal activity afoot.

More information to follow.

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