iN VIDEO: Kelowna boater 'missed it by that much' - InfoNews

Current Conditions


iN VIDEO: Kelowna boater 'missed it by that much'

The boat that hit the log boom around the Kelowna Yacht Club, Sunday, May 13, 2019, wound up pointed at the sky.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Brian A Perry
May 13, 2019 - 10:45 AM

KELOWNA - Usually when you're steering a boat, the goal is to keep it on the water, but sometimes things can go horribly wrong. 

Such was the case yesterday, May 12, on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. The Black Tige RZ2 crashed at around 3:30 a.m. into the boom at the Kelowna Yacht Club, sending its nose pointing skyward.

Videos and photos of the nautical mishap quickly went viral on social media.

In a video posted to Facebook, the narrator comments that who was ever behind the wheel of the boat "missed it by that much."

Kelowna RCMP say in a media release a search by emergency crews arrived to find the boat empty, with no one in the water. Police tracked down the owner of the boat and confirmed the operator and passanger weren't injured.

A crane was used to lift and dislodge the boat from the log boom, RCMP say.

— This story was updated at 8:38 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to include information from RCMP.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Sean Mott or call (250) 864-7494 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2019

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile