Shuswap Lake emergency vessel arrives in Sicamous

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April 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Shuswap Lake emergency vessel arrives in Sicamous

Her ship’s come in: BC Ambulance Service Sicamous Unit Chief Kathy Crandlemire gives the Shuswap’s new emergency boat a hug as it’s dropped off late Wednesday afternoon. Crandlemire has been angling for several years to get a vessel in the Shuswap dedicated to on-water medical emergencies, about 40 of which occur annually. The boat, brought in through the Shuswap Emergency Program, will be operated by volunteers with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. It will be another month before the vessel is fully operational, as crews continue with familiarization training.

 

By Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News
Published: April 25, 2012 10:00 AM
Updated: April 25, 2012 10:32 AM

 

BC Ambulance Service Sicamous Unit Chief Kathy Crandlemire gives the Shuswap’s new emergency boat a hug as it’s dropped off late Wednesday afternoon. Crandlemire has been angling for several years to get a vessel in the Shuswap dedicated to on-water medical emergencies, about 40 of which occur annually.  The boat, brought in through the Shuswap Emergency Program, will be operated by volunteers with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. It will be another month before the vessel is fully operational, as crews continue with familiarization training.



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