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iN VIDEO: Boat seen on Shuswap Lake with trailer still attached

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Rob Winder
May 22, 2020 - 1:58 PM

A Shuswap boater is surprised that his video on a boat cruising across Shuswap Lake with a trailer still attached has gathered so much attention.

Rob Winder, a Malakwa resident, was out for a cruise on Shuswap Lake last Saturday, May 16, with his family when he came across a man driving a boat with a trailer still attached. He quickly captured a video of the scene, which was about 15 kilometres away from the boat launch, across from Marble Point, before posting it to Facebook.

As of Friday afternoon, May 22, the video has been shared 192,000 times and has gathered 6.4 million views.

“It really blew up,” he said. “I was just out driving and I noticed something weird about the boat, when I went by on the other side, so I circled around in front of him and pulled out my phone.”

“I just thought it was funny,” he said.

By the next morning the video had more than 500,000 views, he said.

“I was just shocked when it blew up on Facebook,” he said, adding that he posts videos frequently. “Of all the stupid stuff I post on Facebook, one finally hit.”

“I sure got more messages on Facebook in one week than I have in my entire life,” he said.

He said would like to know the reason why the boater decided to keep the trailer attached, but doesn't know who the other boater is.

“I’m sure he knew what he was doing. He was an old guy. Maybe there’s a chance that he was moving the boat... and it’s faster to go across the lake, I don’t know. I have no clue.”


Winder also posted the video to Instagram, which had about 600 views.

— This story was updated at 3:15 p.m. to include Winder's comments.

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