A 6-year old is dead after a boating incident. A North Vancouver family was boating on Kalamalka Lake in Vernon when the incident occurred. There were reports of a drowning incident at Kalamalka Lake which was south of Vernon.
According to Vernon RCMP, the family was boating on the lake and was returning to the dock when the driver turned the boat and the child fell overboard.
According to Cpl. Tania Finn, the child was hit by a part of the boat. The child was rushed to the pier and attended by the emergency response crews with first aid care but despite all the efforts, the child died.
The police were on the scene on a dock on the eastern edge of the beach around 7 PM. There was a body beneath a tarp on the dock with 2 people kneeling beside it.
The beachgoers kept a respectful distance from the scene on the dock as police kept a tight guard on those who approached too close.
Police are assisting the BC Coroner Service and the family is given support from the Vernon North Okanagan Victim Services.
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