Fast moving water has temporarily halted operations at Coyote Cruises. (Western News file photo)

Coyote Cruises temporarily halts operations due to fast moving water

Four people were recently rescued after floating past Penticton’s Skaha Bridge

Penticton’s Coyote Cruises has temporarily halted operations due to fast moving water in the channel.

They explained those with bookings will be receiving an email and refund, if the booking was scheduled between now and July 8.

“We do want to operate a safe floating experience for everybody going down the channel, we’re hopeful to see you really soon,” reads an update by the company.

The company offers inner tube rentals and shuttle transport to those floating the seven kilometre lake-to-lake channel in Penticton.

High water recently prompted a safety message by the Penticton Fire Department.

The Western News previously reported that on July 2, four people were rescued after floating past Penticton’s Skaha Bridge.

A higher volume of water flowing through the channel, and an increased number of people using the channel, the fire department explained, can result in more individuals being carried past the bridge.

READ MORE: Four people rescued after floating past Penticton’s Skaha Bridge

Coyote Cruises hopes to reopen as soon as possible. They say updates will be posted online, on their website, Facebook, and on their phone message.

“Please note that this is for safety reasons, and we are working our best to ensure the safety of all floaters down the channel, and we hope to reopen as soon as possible,” said the company.

Those with questions can text: (250) 486-5755.

READ MORE: Penticton man who rescued family from fire says it’s him who needed rescuing

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