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Kelowna Fire Department rescues exhausted cops from Okanagan Lake

July 20, 2015 - 1:23 PM

KELOWNA - A lake rescue took a dangerous turn last night when the drunken victim turned on a couple of Kelowna RCMP officers trying to save her.

Exhausted by the struggle, the two cops had to hang onto a bouy in Okanagan Lake until rescued by the Fire Department’s marine unit.

Police were called out around 10 p.m., July 19, about an intoxicated 19-year-old who had jumped into the lake, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Joe Duncan says in a media release.

When the two officers tried to corral the woman and bring her back to shore, she fought back and managed to get back to land on her own, he says.

The woman was arrested and the two officers were transported to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment and then released.

No charges have been laid, but are being considered.

Police did not disclose where the incident took place.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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