Richmond woman aboard boat that hit wharf

A Richmond woman received a small cut to her face after the boat she was riding on collided with a pier in Penticton. - Penticton RCMP photo
A Richmond woman received a small cut to her face after the boat she was riding on collided with a pier in Penticton.
— image credit: Penticton RCMP photo

A Richmond woman was aboard a boat that crashed into a Penticton wharf on Okanagan Lake late Tuesday evening.

Penticton RCMP are investigating the navigational skills and safe boating habits of a Penticton man after drove his boat onto the wharf as several tourists on the wharf scrambled out of the way. The 28-foot boat was left balanced precariously on the Kiwanis Walking Pier.

Neither the boat's operator, his female passenger, or the young people on the pier at the time of the incident were seriously injured, police say. The woman on the boat, who is from Richmond, did receive a small cut to the side of her face.

“It certain is a pretty jarring visual reminder for all boaters to operate their boats in a safe manner and to ensure they are familiar with their surrounds while under way.  We are very fortunate that by a stroke of luck that nobody was serioulsy hurt or killed," said RCMP Cpl Dan Moskaluk .


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