Warnings inadequate on Penticton waterways

I am writing regarding the loss of another precious life (a 12-year-old girl) at the end of the channel as it drops into Skaha Lake.

I am writing regarding the loss of another precious life (a 12-year-old girl) at the end of the channel as it drops into Skaha Lake.

The current warning signs are inadequate and do not reflect the deadly danger (especially to out of town visitors) of being pulled in by the undercurrent. Last year an adult male and in the past years several others have drowned needlessly in this locale.

A suggestion: Two or even threes large signs in bold dramatic printing placed before or on the bridge; printed with the following warning: Absolutely no tubing or swimming beyond this point — Extremely dangerous. If this saves even one precious life in the future, this little girl’s death will not have been in vain.

Sid R. Waterman

Penticton