A 24-year-old Port Coquitlam woman is dead after a fatal jet ski collision on Osoyoos Lake.
On Aug. 5, RCMP arrived at Osoyoos lake after reports of a collision between two jet skis. Police officers spoke with the rental company who said a boater had returned two jet skis. The rental company told RCMP two riders were believed to have collided and another boat operator had taken them to shore.
The boat operators located a 24-year-old New Westminster man and the 24-year-old woman, Taylor Anne Jessop, in the water at the scene of the collision. The male was conscious and Jessop was unconscious as rescuers immediately began first aid efforts. Rescuers attempted to have Jessop air lifted to the hospital, but she had succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The collision is still under investigation as police determine if there were any criminal elements and are not providing further information at
this time. Osoyoos RCMP thanked the individuals who assisted in the rescue and first aid efforts in a press release on Monday, Aug. 8.