2 people missing after boat collision on Osoyoos Lake, BC

2 people missing after boat collision on Osoyoos Lake, BC

Divers are searching the lake, while the cause of the collision is under investigation

Divers are searching Osoyoos Lake for two missing people after a collision between two boats on Saturday.

Osoyoos RCMP say they received numerous reports at around 7:15 p.m. PT about two boats colliding between Highway 3 and Swiws Provincial Park/Haynes Point.

Police say both boats sank quickly. Three occupants of one boat were rescued and taken to hospital, while the two occupants of the second boat are still missing.

Glenn Senft said he heard the crash and watched one of the boats sink.

He ran down to the causeway and wrenched off a chain blocking vehicle access to the lake so that could paramedics could drive in.

RCMP say the cause of the collision remains under investigation. They are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the Osoyoos RCMP Detachment at 250-495-7236.

CBC News


June 10, 2019 / by / in