News

Tourist drowns in Skaha Lake

Penticton firefighters carry a drowning victim across the beach near Wright
Penticton firefighters carry a drowning victim across the beach near Wright's campground on Skaha Lake Thursday afternoon.
— image credit: Mark Brett/Western News

A 40-year-old Alberta man drowned in Skaha Lake Thursday afternoon.

Penticton RCMP were called out to the area of Wright's Campground off Highway 97 shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police report the man tried to swim out to his daughter who was floating on a raft too far away from shore. The young girl was retrieved from the water by a nearby boater.

The father was found about 10 minutes later at the bottom of the lake. Efforts were made to resuscitate the male until paramedics arrived on scene. The man was transported to Penticton Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the deceased is being withheld at the request of the family.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Penticton MLA gets promoted
 
Dognapping victim returned to Penticton SPCA
 
Camera-toting witness helps Penticton police
Lakers thrive in exhibition series
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer
Canada faces long conflicts in Iraq/Ukraine
 
Shopping Spree winner makes the most of her winnings
 
Woman rushed to hospital after train and car collision

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.