June 9, 2014 1:32 pm

Boy tumbles down Naramata waterfall and lives


NARAMATA — A young boy escaped with his life after falling down a waterfall in Naramata on the weekend.

The incident happened Saturday in the Creek Park area, when the 17-year-old lost his footing at the top of a 50-foot waterfall and plunged to the bottom.

The boy landed in a pool about three feet deep and somehow did not suffer any head injuries. However, he did suffer a serious compound fracture and had to be rescued by rope.

Naramata fire officials say the victim was with two other boys and is believed to be a visitor to the Naramata area.

The Penticton Fire Department assisted with the rescue.

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