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Naramata woman rescued from quicksand-like lake bottom

A portion of Narmata Centre Beach has been taped off after a woman became mired in silt, Thursday, May 11, 2017. The silt had been carried into the lake by Narmata Creek creating quicksand-like conditions.
May 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

PENTICTON - With recent rains and spring runoff saturating the Okanagan, it’s getting hard to know how close to a body of water one should get.

A Naramata woman found herself in trouble last week in what should have been a benign situation.

Naramata fire chief Tony Travao says firefighters were called to Naramata Centre Beach on Okanagan Lake on Thursday, May 11 to the aid of a woman who waded into the lake while wearing rubber boots near the outflow of Naramata Creek.

She sank in the quicksand-like silt that had formed from recent high creek flows and needed the help of firefighters to be extricated.

Travao says the woman was rescued, and needed a blanket and a place to warm up after being in the cold water for half an hour.


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