Otter Point Fire Rescue responded to an incident on Kemp Lake on Friday afternnon. (file photo)

Otter Point Fire Rescue responded to an incident on Kemp Lake on Friday afternnon. (file photo)

Kemp Lake mishap results in RCMP and Otter Point Fire Rescue response

Apparent canoeing accident reported

An incident on Kemp Lake this afternoon caused RCMP, B.C. Ambulance and Otter Point Fire Rescue to respond to an apparent boating accident that called for a water rescue response.

Otter Point Fire chief, John McCrea confirmed that they received a call at 3:15 and responded to the site.

“It seems that two individuals were out in a canoe and it flipped over on them. They’d managed to make it to shore, but in a remote area,” said McCrea.

“We managed to use a boat to get to them and bring them to a dock where they were transferred to BC Ambulance, suffering from mild hypothermia.”

McCrae said that it was the first time his Department has been involved in a situation of htis kind, but cautioned boaters to be aware of weather conditions and the short days.

“We were fortunate that we were able to get to them before nightfall, or it could have been far more serious.”



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