Safety warnings and drug seizures made on Shawnigan Lake
As a boat engine caught fire on Shawnigan Lake on Sunday, RCMP members from the South Island Integrated Marine Unit were out checking other boats to see if they were up to par with the Canadian Shipping Act; that is, whether they were being operated in a safe manner and that owners had proper licences.
Between July 27 and 29, the RCMP issued 41 warnings and seven charges, made two drug seizures from boaters, responded to a break and enter into a waterfront shed and towed two boats to shore that had mechanical difficulties.
The RCMP said the Marine Unit will be patrolling the lake throughout the summer.
In relation to a boating incident on Shawnigan Lake last Sunday, the RCMP said they are closing the case after determining there was no criminal activity involved when the engine exploded, sending one man to hospital with burns.
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