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Floaters rescued from Penticton channel

A man and woman were rescued from the Penticton Channel Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Image Credit: Skylar Noe-Vack
May 10, 2015 - 11:33 AM

PENTICTON – The fire department rescued a man and woman stuck in the Penticton channel late Saturday afternoon.

The marine rescue call came in just after 5 p.m., May 9.

Penticton fire chief Wayne Williams says the man and woman had been on floaties in the very swift water and ended up stuck on the a fish strainer in the channel.

Firefighters launched their boat and rescued the pair.

Williams says the couple were cold, but otherwise unhurt.

Image Credit: Skylar Noe-Vack

Image Credit: Skylar Noe-Vack

Image Credit: Skylar Noe-Vack

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 10:23 a.m., Monday, May 11, 2015 to include comment from the Penticton fire chief.

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