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Partially submerged sailboat amongst 3 duties Vernon Search and Rescue despatched to Friday evening – Okanagan

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{A partially} submerged sailboat in Okanagan Lake was considered one of three duties Vernon Search and Rescue attended to on Friday evening.

“Fortunately the boat turned out to be deserted and nobody was onboard,” Vernon Search and Rescue (VSAR) mentioned on Saturday.

However whereas attending that incident, VSAR mentioned it was then tasked to assist discover somebody within the Vernon space. Nonetheless, they had been stood down earlier than volunteers had been deployed.

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Then, VSAR mentioned whereas the boat crew was mooring and floor crews had been returning, they had been then requested to assist find one other lacking individual, this time in an space simply north of Vernon.

“Members responded on bikes, in automobiles and on foot to go looking a big and sometimes overgrown space,” mentioned Search and Rescue. “We had been finally stood down for the evening regardless of being unable to find our topic.”

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VSAR mentioned group members had been heading house shortly earlier than 2 a.m.


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“We want to thank the members of the general public that referred to as for assist and assisted us by offering data relating to these duties,” mentioned VSAR.

Earlier this week, VSAR rescued a gaggle of three males after a night float left them stranded in the midst of Okanagan Lake.

And within the South Okanagan, Penticton Search and Rescue says it was referred to as to a half-dozen duties throughout a 17-day span earlier this month.

For extra details about Vernon Search and Rescue, go to their web site.


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