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False alarm at the lakes
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
Ezra Black Photo
Emergency Vehicles at Island Lake.
EZRA BLACK
Pass Herald Reporter
Emergency services are saying that a phone call that brought the RCMP, Fish and Wildlife, Crowsnest Pass Fire/Rescue, EMS and STARS air ambulance to the Crowsnest Lake on May 9 was a false alarm.
The incident began at about 6 p.m. when a caller contacted the Crowsnest Pass RCMP and said there was an overturned dingy in Crowsnest Lake.
“There was a vehicle nearby but no people so they thought someone had drowned,” said an RCMP spokesperson.
A host of emergency services were called to the scene.
Responders searched near the Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp before moving further west.
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Police vehicles scanned the lake along Highway 3 and the railway. The STARS air ambulance circled the lake several times but they were unable to find the dingy or the vehicle.
By about 8 p.m., the incident was written off as a false alarm. The RCMP said the dingy might have simply been blown off a vehicle and then retrieved by the owner.
“The person who called in left the scene,” said the RCMP spokesperson. “We don’t think it was a false report but by the time emergency services got there, [both the complainant and the subject] had left.”
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