Swimmers almost struck by boat

A big white boat with a black stripe on it and a green and blue floatie behind it came speeding into the swim zone and almost hit us.

Dear Editor:

My name is Sophie Eaton and I am nine years old. On July 27, my cousin Madeline, who is 12, and I were swimming back from the buoy at Powell Beach when a big white boat with a black stripe on it and a green and blue floatie behind it came speeding into the swim zone and almost hit us.

The driver was not paying attention but someone on the boat saw us and told the driver, who managed to turn just in the nick of time.

He didn’t hit us, but did drive over the buoy.

The floatie had two teens on it and it went over the top of me, hitting me on the head and scratching my finger.

Thankfully, we were both okay — scared but okay.

My mom called the police and that made me feel better in case the boat did it again.

Boat drivers should drive their boats just like a car and stay out of the swim zone.

Sophie Eaton

Madeline Ludwig



Just Posted

Art and music at Summerland Ornamental Gardens

Second event of the summer will be held Sunday, Aug. 25

New Penticton/Kelowna transit route ready to roll out

Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna will provide a direct trip to Kelowna from Penticton and Summerland

South Okanagan powwow strikes a chord on the human level for federal minister

Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan was the special guest at powwow

Summerland’s downtown has gone through numerous changes

Main Street has been commercial hub of community for many years

Motorcyclist involved in Westside Road crash

Air ambulance assists while motorists face lengthy delays

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Kamloops RCMP locate and arrest man who fled from police

The 22-year-old male was wanted in relation to a domestic violence investigation

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

Okanagan RCMP superintendent helps with arrest

Vernon Supt. Shawna Baher arrests man for theft; turns out to be suspect in assault and robbery

Kelowna man arrested after allegedly setting blaze near Fire Department

The man was allegedly seen lighting bushes on fire near the Kelowna Fire Department

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Groovy B.C. wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

Most Read