The houseboat moored near Bear Creek Provincial Park has been taking on water but has not yet been removed from Okanagan Lake as of Jan. 10. (Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)

Houseboat sinking on Okanagan Lake

Houseboat owner Ted Ducette said he’s heading to Bear Creek Provincial Park now, near where boat is anchored

A houseboat is sinking off the shores of Bear Creek Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake.

According to Burton Marine Pile Driving sales manager Mike Doiron, the houseboat had been taking on water for some time.

“We saw it sinking a couple days ago,” said Doiron.

“We had one of our crews trying to see what the issue was. We thought maybe one of the bilge pumps had failed.”

According to Doiron, the houseboat had been anchored in the area for 10-15 years.

Despite repeated earlier attempts by Doiron to try and reach houseboat owner Ted Ducette, he could only be reached on Thursday afternoon.

Ducette said he’s heading to the houseboat now to assess the situation.

“I heard it was sinking about 15 minutes ago,” said Ducette.

“I’m not feeling good.”

Kelowna Capital News will have updates on this story as more information becomes available.


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