Two kids caught in a storm on Williams Lake safe and sound

Two kids on a raft got caught in a storm on Williams Lake Tuesday, but made it safely to shore.

During Tuesday evening’s lightning and windstorm, two kids on a raft ran into trouble on Williams Lake, but eventually were able to make it to shore.

The RCMP and WIlliams Lake fire department received a call around 5:30 p.m. about two boys on a raft trying to paddle back to shore. The fire department contacted Search and Rescue and at round 5:45 p.m., Search and Rescue arrived at the Scout Island boat launch to set out in a zodiac boat, accompanied by an RCMP member.

On Wednesday morning John Pilszek, Detachment Operations Support Williams Lake RCMP, confirmed

RCMP members spoke to the two kids involved.

“They just got blown out into the lake due to the winds but were able to make it to shore.  No problems and no other people were missing,” Pilszek said.