UPDATE Reckless personal watercraft operator identified and charged

West Kelowna, Kelowna

2017-10-25 09:57 PDT

File # 2017-37524

West Kelowna RCMP have wrapped up their investigation, in late September, which resulted in a West Kelowna man being identified and charged for his alleged careless and reckless actions in early July on Okanagan Lake.

On July 6, 2017 around 6 pm, the West Kelowna RCMP responded to multiple marine incident reports, which involved a group of Sea-Doo operators, who allegedly operated their personal watercrafts in a dangerous manner on Okanagan Lake.

The RCMP investigation revealed the company from which the personal watercrafts were rented and later returned to, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. Anonymous tip information from the public, also aided in the development and eventual conclusion of the police investigation.

The individual RCMP believe to be primarily responsible for these careless acts, has since been identified by police. The 27-year-old West Kelowna man has now been charged with the following offences, by RCMP investigators:

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

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