Tubing accident at Christina Lake sends Vancouver woman to hospital with serious injuries

Two young ladies from Vancouver were sent to hospital after the inner tube they were riding in collided with another boat

Two young ladies from Vancouver were sent to hospital after the inner tube they were riding in collided with another boat on Christina Lake.

The accident occurred on Sunday at around 4 p.m. when the boat the ladies were riding behind swerved to avoid another boat.

“The two females, who were sisters-in-law, were on the tube behind a boat,” said Staff Sgt. John Harrison of Grand Forks RCMP. “They were doing approximately 50 km/h when another boat approached. The two vessels, as they approached, both altered course. One to port side, one to starboard. In other words – left and right, which put them directly on a collision course. The boats managed to miss each other. The tube which the two women were on struck the side of the oncoming boat.”

The 24 year-old had minor injuries, while the 31 year-old suffered two broken arms including a compound fracture.

“She was subsequently taken to Kelowna General Hospital by helicopter,” said Harrison. “She was put into an induced coma because of her head injuries. That’s the last we’ve heard. She’s in very serious condition.”

Harrison said the matter is still under investigation. Alcohol was not a factor. The boat which was pulling the two women was rented. All parties involved were from the Vancouver area.

“At this point, our investigation appears to indicate that both drivers were probably inexperienced in operating a motor vessel and the operations and rules of the road for the water,” said Harrison.

Just Posted

RCMP attribute Christina Lake operation to missing person

Upper Fraser Valley RCMP are involved.

Unregulated private land logging continues near Nelson at Cottonwood Lake

Sunshine Logging of Kaslo is cutting on private land in the area of Giveout Creek Road

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

Grand Forks may yet see Tim Hortons development

The City of Grand Forks heard plans on Monday at council.

B.C. BMX kid wows GoPro with homemade video

Eight-year-old Rex Johnson wins award for inventive video

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended for 75 games

23-year-old pitcher faces assault charge

Vancouver Canucks tab Quinn Hughes with No. 7 overall pick in NHL draft

University of Michigan standout was second defenceman picked in first round

Gun, drugs and cash seized in arrest of alleged B.C. fentanyl dealer

Vancouver Island man Brent Connors is facing nine charges in relation to investigation

Jogger spent two weeks in U.S. detention centre after accidentally crossing B.C. border

Cedella Roman, 19, crossed the border while out for a run

PHOTOS: Police rescue baby seal found on rocky B.C. shoreline

Marina Mammal Rescue Centre recommends residents observe from a distance

B.C. woman with severely disabled son keeps getting parking tickets

‘There has to be something they could do’

‘Creep off’ reporting system aims to track street harassment in Metro Vancouver

Text-based hotline launches to collect public reports on where and when harassment occurs

Band has guitars stolen while touring through Nelson

Michael Rault’s band had three guitars taken after playing a show Thursday

Most Read