Fisherman falls out of boat, RCMP chase down vessel

Police advise Pigeon Lake boaters about having proper equipment

The Wetaskiwin RCMP conducted an unusual nautical rescue last weekend on Pigeon Lake, as a boater fell into the water while the vessel got away.

According to Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Christine Hepburn, “Wetaskiwin RCMP would like to remind boaters that members will be out actively patrolling the lakes.

“On May 26 2018 Wetaskiwin RCMP members were on Pigeon Lake patrolling and speaking to numerous users on the lake.

“It was noticed during patrols of the lake that several boat operators were on the water and failed to properly inspect their equipment prior to heading out. Several boats did not have enough life jackets for the occupants and numerous safety items were missing.

“While on the lake RCMP members found a fishing boat running out of control with no rider. The rider had fallen off the boat without a life jacket and was picked out of the water by an onlooker. RCMP boat patrol was able successfully lasso the out of control boat.

“Wetaskiwin RCMP want to remind users the importance of the tether cord or other boat safety equipment to ensure incident like this don’t occur and ensure you check for your equipment.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

Bridge repairs on Sec. Hwy. #616 tendered in June: province

Mayor of Millet concerned about financial effect of shutdown on community

Major tire theft at Wetaskiwin auto dealership

Wetaskiwin RCMP estimated $70,000 worth of tires and rims stolen

Leduc RCMP investigate small plane crash

No injuries after plane crashes in lake

Former city councilor seeks UCP nomination

Donna Andres wants to be MLA for Maskwacis Wetaskiwin

Twin Lakes Park closed June 16-17 from wind damage

Battle Lake Park open by Sat., June 16

Canada won’t ‘play politics’ on U.S. migrant children policy

The U.S. government is under fire over its ”zero tolerance” policy

National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately

Sporting organizations will lose federal funding abuse goes unreported, says Kirsty Duncan

Former Somali child refugee fights to stay in Canada

Former child refugee Abdoul Abdi’s judicial review set for today in Halifax

U.S. border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Several Republicans to break from President Donald Trump amid boarder separation issues

AFN chief accused of being too close to Trudeau

Perry Bellegarde insists he is not that close to the Liberals as elections looms

Three injured after industrial explosion in Newfoundland

The roof of the warehouse was blown off in the explosion near St. John’s

Ottawa Senators trade Mike Hoffman, less than a week after allegations involving partner

Following the trade Senators make no mention of allegations against Hoffman’s partner

Late goal gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

At the last World Cup in 2014, England couldn’t even win a game

Canadian military police officer pleads not guilty to sex assault

Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre, 48, entered his plea today at a court martial proceeding in Halifax

Most Read