Boat crashes into Kelowna’s Bennett Bridge

A 21-year-old man is facing charges after crashing his boat into the bridge, allegedly after drinking

  • Jul. 29, 2013 12:00 p.m.

A 21-year-old man from Kelowna was taken to hospital and faces potential impaired charges after his personal water craft crashed into the William R. Bennett Bridge yesterday evening.

The West Kelowna RCMP were called to a single vessel collision on the northwest side of the William R. Bennett Bridge on Okanagan Lake Sunday evening around the dinner hour.

“A man riding a personal water craft had collided with the bridge and was fighting with people attempting to rescue him,” said Const. Kris Clark in a release issued Monday afternoon. “The man appeared to have suffered a head injury and police were required to assist paramedics in transporting him to the hospital.”

Charges have yet to be confirmed, but the 21-year-old faces potential charges of impaired operation of a vessel and uttering threats.

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