Report of person falling into Swan Lake turns out to not be a person at all

VERNON - There was some commotion on Swan Lake Tuesday afternoon after reports that someone may have fallen through the ice.

As it turns out, it was probably just a wild animal.

Leigh Pearson with Vernon Search and Rescue says they found the hole in the ice and discovered animal tracks, but no human footprints.

“It turned out to be a beaver, possibly an otter,” Pearson says.

A truck recently sunk through the ice on Swan Lake, so emergency crews weren’t taking any chances on Tuesday’s call out for someone having possibly fallen through.

“It was a good happy ending,” Pearson says.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


letters-to-the-editor
LETTER: Lynn Beyak's anti-Indigenous narrative is not new to Indigenous peoples
  OPINION Editor, Senator Lynn Beyak’s racist letters that were published on her website have been controversial in the media lately but the news frenzy surrounding Beyak’s actions to support an anti-I

Top News