Osoyoos RCMP help save hawk's life

Osoyoos RCMP officer Cpl. Jason Boyda with a kestral hawk he and a passing truck driver rescued from the trucker's grill.
Image Credit: osoyoos RCMP

PENTICTON - Osoyoos RCMP handled a trio of incidents that involved land, water and air this week.

In the air, on Friday, April 24, a Kestral Hawk flew into the grill of a commercial truck driver’s rig while travelling between Rock Creek and Osoyoos.

The driver sought help at the Osoyoos RCMP detachment after finding the hawk alive, but stuck in the grill. With assistance from Cpl. Jason Bayda, the hawk was removed and turned over to the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls where it was assessed and found to be in relatively good condition.

On Sunday, April 19, Osoyoos RCMP responded to a boat fire on Osoyoos Lake. Two vessels, tied together and left unoccupied, were fully engulfed by the time fire crews arrived on scene.

The vessels were moored in front of a public beach in an area where moorage is not allowed. Police had previously received complaints about one of the vessels.

There is no definitive cause as to the fire’s origin, but it is believed to have resulted from improperly stored flammables on board.

Meanwhile, police attended a motorcycle accident on Highway 3 at the Lookout on Anarchist Mountain on Saturday, April 18.

A 23-year-old West Kelowna man failed to negotiate the sharp turn on a 1999 Harley Davidson and struck the centre median. The rider suffered a possible fracture to his hand.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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