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Small dog, owner, rescued in West Kelowna after vehicle slips over embankment

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July 01, 2020 - 9:24 AM

A small dog and its owner were rescued after the vehicle they were occupying slipped over an embankment in West Kelowna last night.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to the incident June 30, in the 1500 block of Bear Creek Rd at approximately 8 p.m., according to fire rescue's press release. Crews on scene found the vehicle was held in place by a small tree.

"A rescuer was lowered on a rope rescue system to secure the vehicle with a winch and to extricate the occupant from the vehicle.  The occupant was assessed by BC Ambulance Service once back up to the road and released on scene," according to the news release.

After rescuing the owner, a fire rescue crew member was lowered via rope a second time to retrieve the small dog that was inside the vehicle. It was uninjured, according to the release.

WKFR is reminding the public to exercise caution on wet roads especially with the heavy rain that has occurred throughout the valley in recent weeks.

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