Boater who swerved to kill bird on Cowichan Lake sought

Lake Cowichan RCMP are looking into a horrific incident of animal cruelty and careless boating on Cowichan Lake on Canada Day.

Campers at the Pine Point Campground on the north shore of the lake near Youbou watched as a motorboat purposely swerved into a flock of geese floating about 400 feet off the shoreline. The boat struck and killed one of the geese. Among the witnesses were several children.

"The witnesses report that this was a deliberate action on the part of the boat operator," said Const. Bruce Coles of the Lake Cowichan RCMP.

The boat was described as a black and white 21-foot Crownline bowrider. It was being driven by a white man in his 30s, with a female passenger wearing an orange bathing suit.

Police are hoping members of the public can help identify the owner or operator of the boat. Anyone with information should contact Const. Coles at 250-749-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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