Partially submerged sailboat among 3 Vernon Search and Rescue tasks sent Friday night – Okanagan
A partially submerged sailboat in Okanagan Lake was one of three tasks Vernon Search and Rescue handled Friday night.
« Luckily the boat turned out to be abandoned and no one was on board, » Vernon Search and Rescue (VSAR) said on Saturday.
But while witnessing this incident, VSAR said he was then tasked with helping find someone in the Vernon area. However, they were discharged before the volunteers were deployed.
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Next, VSAR said while the boat crew was at anchor and ground crews were returning, they were then asked to help locate another missing person, this time in an area just north of Vernon.
“Members responded by bicycle, in vehicles and on foot to search a large and often overgrown area,” Search and Rescue said. « We were ultimately suspended for the night despite our inability to locate our subject. »
VSAR said the team members were returning home shortly before 2 a.m.
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“We would like to thank members of the public who called for help and assisted us by providing information regarding these tasks,” VSAR said.
Earlier this week, VSAR rescued a group of three men after an evening tank left them stranded in the middle of Okanagan Lake.
And in the South Okanagan, Penticton Search and Rescue says he was called to half a dozen tasks over a 17-day period earlier this month.
For more information on Vernon Search and Rescue, visit their website.
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