Enhanced Mountie presence planned for Kawawka Lake

Hope, Upper Fraser Valley

2021-05-14 12:12 PDT

File # Water Safety Hope

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Rowdy partygoers and unsafe boat operators can expect police attention as RCMP schedule enhanced patrols of Kawawka Lake this summer.

Kawawka Lake traditionally attracts water sport enthusiasts and visitors over the summer months who enjoy the boating and beach life the lake offers. In recent years however, police noted a spike in unruly behaviour and unsafe boating practices reported to the Hope RCMP from the May long weekend to Labour Day.

Included with the influx of people during the summer months there are those who choose not to play nicely in the water, says Staff Sergeant Travis De Coene of the Hope RCMP. Strict enforcement by our officers can be expected both at the lake and areas surrounding the lake.

Scheduled from May 22, through September 6, 2021 the BC RCMP also wants to ensure citizens the enhanced patrols will not effect police service to the community.

We encourage everyone to remain respectful while they enjoy their activities at the lake, remarks De Coene. Still the safety of the public is always our priority.

For tips on water and boating safety, we invite you to visit us on line at bcrcmp or our friends at Transport Canada.

Released by

Cpl. Mike Rail

Media Relations Officer
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
45877 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C8
Office: 604-393-3013
Fax: 604-393-3032

Email: UFVRD_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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