Search and Rescue and RCMP crews scoured the Cosens Bay area of Kalamalka Lake Friday after witnesses in the area reported seeing something floating in the water after a float plane was observed on the lake.

Search and Rescue and RCMP crews scoured the Cosens Bay area of Kalamalka Lake Friday after witnesses in the area reported seeing something floating in the water after a float plane was observed on the lake.

Lake search fails to find anything

Emergency personnel searched area between Cosens Bay and Rattlesnake Point

RCMP are confident that a float plane did not crash into Kalamalka Lake Friday.

Witnesses reported at about 11 a.m. seeing what they believed was a plane going down in the lake between Cosens Bay and Rattlesnake Point.

“It’s a false alarm,” said Gord Molendyk, with the Vernon RCMP.

“We can’t see where any plane is unaccounted for. It’s possible there was a plane in the area and they (witnesses) may have lost sight of it.”

RCMP, Conservation officers and Search and Rescue crews spent several hours scouring the lake, by foot, on boat and with an RCMP helicopter.

Several residents in the Cosens Bay cabin colony reported seeing something in the water after observing a float plane doing touch-and-gos.

One witness reported seeing, “a long white thing, it looked like the underside of a whale.

“It was moving slower than the current,” the witness told The Morning Star.

Despite concerns that it may have been the underside of a plane that witnesses saw, crews could not locate anything in the lake.