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Search and rescue crews pull boat to shore near downtown Kelowna

This helicopter appeared to be searching offshore from Downtown Kelowna as a boat was towed to shore by rescue crews.
Image Credit: Submitted/Brenda Bachmann
October 08, 2019 - 3:12 PM

KELOWNA - Search and rescue crews were seen towing a boat from Manhattan Point into the Kelowna Yacht Club about 2:30 p.m. today, Oct. 8.

Witness Brenda Bachmann saw a helicopter hovering low over the water then moving back and forth between the point and City Park as a search and rescue boat pulled what looked like a sailboat into shore. By 3 p.m. the helicopter still seemed to be searching.

“I sure hope nobody went overboard,” Bachmann said, noting it was very windy out on Okanagan Lake.

This story will be updated as more news comes in.


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