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Sea-Doo collides with boat in Osoyoos

A Sea-Doo operated by a 17-year-old landed on a stationary boat on Osoyoos Lake Tuesday afternoon, July 28, 2015.
Image Credit: RCMP handout
July 29, 2015 - 11:43 AM

OSOYOOS - A 17-year-old and her aunt were injured when the Sea-Doo she was driving collided with her family’s stationary boat on Osoyoos Lake Tuesday afternoon.

Just before 2 p.m., July 28, the 17-year-old was operating a rented personal water craft, with her aunt as a passenger, when she collided with the Delta family’s boat and launched the Sea-Doo on top of the passenger area of the boat, according to Cpl. Jason Bayda of Osoyoos RCMP.

The teen and her aunt were brought to shore and transported by air ambulance to Kelowna General Hospital, where the aunt remains with serious facial injuries. The teen has already been released and no one else was injured in the crash.

“This is a stark reminder of the risks inherited while operating a personal water craft with very little experience,” Bayda says in a release.

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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