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Man dies after houseboat crash in B.C. lake - Metro US

Man dies after houseboat crash in B.C. lake

A 40-year-old man died after a speedboat and houseboat collided on Shuswap Lake.

Eight others were taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops suffering an assortment of injuries after the head-on crash.

The speedboat launched out of the water and into the interior of the houseboat.

The collision occurred at 11:20 p.m. Saturday in the middle of the lake after a fireworks display near Magna Bay, according to RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Three people were aboard the speedboat, an 18-foot Campion Runabout, and 13 others on the 40-foot houseboat.

Wounds ranged from minor bruises to fractures and head injuries. Two people remained in hospital yesterday.
Other boaters in the area assisted, providing first aid and towing the boats ashore.

The 40-year-old Anglemont man, the operator of the houseboat, was pronounced dead at the scene. RCMP have not released his identity.

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