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Cabin cruiser crashes into shore after man thrown into Okanagan Lake near Peachland

The Kelowna RCMP police boat is pictured in this contributed photo.
Image Credit: Contributed/Tami Quan
October 16, 2017 - 11:24 AM

WEST KELOWNA - This boating excursion didn’t turn out well.

A 35-year-old West Kelowna man is OK after being thrown into Okanagan Lake from his cabin cruiser Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.

Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a press release the man is lucky to be alive after being thrown into rough waters while sailing alone near Seclusion Bay around 5:20 p.m.

Police say the 29-foot Maxim cabin cruiser the man was operating kept going after he was thrown overboard and smashed into the shoreline at a high rate of speed, sustaining considerable damage.

O’Donaghey says the man was wearing a lifejacket and was able to swim to shore where he used a cell phone he kept in a watertight case to call 911.

The man was examined and found to be suffering from mild hypothermia before being released from Kelowna General Hospital.

Police did not release his name and do not say if the man is facing charges.

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