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Strong wind grounds sailboat on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna

Two people are being rescued in front of Cedar Avenue beach access after their sailboat ran aground Wednesday afternoon.
Image Credit: Randy Millis
August 31, 2016 - 5:10 PM

KELOWNA - Heavy winds have pushed a sailboat aground near Cedar Creek in Kelowna this afternoon.

The sailboat and passengers became stranded today, Aug. 31, around 50' from shore in front of the Cedar Avenue boat launch.

Kelowna witness Randy Millis says at least two people in life jackets were onboard when RCMP arrived.

RCMP and Kelowna Fire Department were unavailable to confirm.

More to come.

A sailboat has run aground in Okanagan Lake during heavy winds Aug. 31.
A sailboat has run aground in Okanagan Lake during heavy winds Aug. 31.
Image Credit: Randy Millis

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