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Paddleboarder missing on Skaha Lake found safe and sound

FILE PHOTO - The Penticton Fire Department's new Skaha Lake rescue jet skis were used for the first time yesterday, Oct. 2, 2016, as the fire department searched for a 73-year-old paddleboarder who was overdue.
October 03, 2016 - 1:30 PM

PENTICTON - A woman reported overdue while out paddleboarding on Skaha lake was found safe and sound last night.

Penticton firefighters were called to look for a missing paddleboarder after family members reported her overdue on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Penticton deputy fire chief Dave Spalding says the 73-year-old was found by firefighters on their new rescue craft just as she was exiting the channel to head back to Wrights Beach Camp around 6:10 p.m.

The woman was fine, he said, having just taken longer than expected to complete her outing.

The incident marked the first time the fire department’s new Skaha Lake jet skis have been on a lake rescue, Spalding said. The watercraft have been in service since the end of August.

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