August 03, 2016 - 10:17 AM
PENTICTON - A Penticton man who fell asleep after consuming alcohol touched off a brief search along the west shoreline of Skaha Lake last week.
Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says the man’s mother called emergency services to express concerns about the whereabouts of her son after he failed to show up at a rendezvous along the west side of Skaha Lake following a fishing trip last Thursday, July 28.
Police, Penticton Fire Department and Penticton Search and Rescue were enlisted in a lake and shoreline search for the man, who was eventually located, asleep, on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail along Skaha’s western shore.
The man was brought to Skaha Marine and admonished for setting off the search. He promised to deliver a letter of apology to those concerned.
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