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Officials check the scene of an accident involving a cabin cruiser Wednesday morning at the Kiwanis Walking Pier. According to Penticton RCMP the accident happened about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when the boat hit the dock, crashed through the railing coming to rest on the other side. Several young people were sitting on pier close to where the boat hit but were not injured. Neither of the two people on the boat were seriously hurt. Police say alcohol may have been a factor and an investigation is continuing. The dock is currently closed to the public pending a structural analysis and removal of the vessel. A crane and barge will like be used to lift the boat from its resting place. Environmental experts have also been called  to determine if there was any harm done from leaking fuel. A containment boom was put in place as a precaution.  - Mark Brett/Western News
Officials check the scene of an accident involving a cabin cruiser Wednesday morning at the Kiwanis Walking Pier. According to Penticton RCMP the accident happened about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when the boat hit the dock, crashed through the railing coming to rest on the other side. Several young people were sitting on pier close to where the boat hit but were not injured. Neither of the two people on the boat were seriously hurt. Police say alcohol may have been a factor and an investigation is continuing. The dock is currently closed to the public pending a structural analysis and removal of the vessel. A crane and barge will like be used to lift the boat from its resting place. Environmental experts have also been called to determine if there was any harm done from leaking fuel. A containment boom was put in place as a precaution.
— image credit: Mark Brett/Western News
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