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UPDATE: One taken to hospital after night boating incident

(UPDATE: Aug. 22 @ 1:00 p.m.) - Kelowna RCMP confirmed there was a boating collision Tuesday night at approximately 9 p.m.

"A boater was attempting to dock his boat at the marina when he got a little too close to a rocky outcropping," explained Cpl. Tania Carroll.

One occupant of the boat required minor treatment and was transported to the Kelowna General Hospital by Emergency Health Services.

There was no alcohol or criminality involved in the incident.

(Original Story)

KelownaNow readers reported activity at the Lake Okanagan resort Tuesday night, which they believed to be RCMP officers near the end of the shore with spotlights out scanning the water.

Lake Okanagan Resort security personnel confirmed there were police at the scene attending to a boating accident.

"We had a boat hit the [beach] and couple people flew out of it," they explained, noting there were members of a family onboard but were unable to confirm how many people. Those on board the boat were staying at the Lake Okanagan Resort.

<who>Photo Credit: Crystal Weber</who>

"One of the kids, about 13-years-old I believe, has a potentially broken leg and a big gash on her leg."

The night security personnel believed the accident may have been caused due to poor nighttime visibility and unfamiliarity with the beach and shoreline.

Police arrived shortly before 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday to the scene alongside ambulance and fire department personnel.

NowMedia will update this story as more information becomes available.



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