7 rescued after boat capsizes at Lake Lowell

CANYON COUNTY -- No one was hurt when a boat capsized in Lake Lowell amid high winds Sunday afternoon.

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were called out to the Gott's Point area of Lake Lowell at 4:40 p.m. Deputies arrived to find the boat completely capsized in the water.

Luckily, all seven people on board had already been rescued by another boater in the same area.

Authorities say strong gusts during Sunday's windstorm were causing five- to six-foot waves on the lake's surface when the boat overturned. Marine Patrol deputies will return to the lake Monday afternoon to try to locate the sunken vessel.

Once it is found, that area will be marked with a buoy as a safety precaution until the boat owner's insurance company can retrieve it.

Strong winds also caused problems for a group of rafters and a kayaker on Lake Lowell Sunday, according to the sheriff's office. Everyone involved made it safely to shore by the time deputies got to the lake, however.

The Canyon County Sheriff's Office urged boaters and others recreating around Idaho's lakes and rivers to wear life jackets, and check weather reports before heading out on the water.

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