Woman killed in Osoyoos Lake boating accident

A Port Coquitlam woman is dead following a collision involving two personal watercraft on Osoyoos Lake late Friday afternoon.

Osoyoos RCMP say the watercraft — generally known as Seadoos — were being ridden by two friends — a male and female — around 5 p.m. when they collided.

“We’re not sure why they collided,” said Cst. Bruce Stangl, adding the use of alcohol was not a contributing factor.

Both riders were wearing life jackets.

“There is a relationship between the male and the female. They’re both 26 years old and both from Port Coquitlam.”

The man attempted to revive the woman, who was eventually transported to South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver, where she was pronounced dead.

The investigation continues.

“The family has been notified, but the coroner hasn’t released the names yet,” said Cst. Stangl.

RCMP are asking any witnesses to the accident to contact them at 250-495-7230.

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