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Charges possible after boat capsized on Kamloops Lake during storm

Kamloops Lake lookout point.
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July 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM

ALL 13 PASSENGERS WERE WEARING LIFE JACKETS

KAMLOOPS - The driver of a boat which capsized on Kamloops Lake sending 13 people into the water last week could be facing charges.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says although alcohol is not suspected, investigators are still deciding whether or not to charge the driver under the Marine Act.

"While there were an excess number of people in the boat they were under the recommended weight for the boat to carry," Shelkie says.

All of the passengers were wearing life jackets on July 14 when waves came crashing into the 21-foot pleasure boat during a storm.

The 13 people on board, including eight children between the ages of 12 and 15, were dumped into Kamloops Lake when the boat capsized. They were rescued by emergency services and taken to hospital as a precaution. 

The passengers were from out of province, visiting the region for summer holidays.


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