Tubing teenager hit by tow boat on Okanagan Lake

A 14-year-old local boy is in hospital in critical condition after he fell from a tube being towed by a power boat and was hit by that boat. (file photo)
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VERNON – A 14-year-old local boy was critically injured in a tubing accident on Okanagan Lake near Vernon Saturday evening.

RCMP Sgt. Derrick Donovan says the boy was riding a tube behind a power boat and fell off. He was struck by the boat that had been pulling the tube.

It happened just after 6 p.m. on the northern arm of Okanagan Lake near Westside Road and Mary Anns Road.

Donovan says the boy was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital were he remains in critical but stable condition.

Transport Canada has been notified and will be helping the RCMP with their investigation.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infotelnews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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