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Woman dead after sailboat runs aground between Royston and Union Bay

Emergency personnel search the water around a sailing boat that ran aground Monday afternoon between Royston and Union Bay. A man (right) survived. but RCMP are investigating the death of a woman who was on board. - Lia Sommer
Emergency personnel search the water around a sailing boat that ran aground Monday afternoon between Royston and Union Bay. A man (right) survived. but RCMP are investigating the death of a woman who was on board.
— image credit: Lia Sommer
One of two people aboard a sailboat died when it ran aground on rocks Monday afternoon between Royston and Union Bay, according to a media report.
A man and a woman were reportedly brought to St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox. She died,
although the man was reported to be in stable condition.
A Cormorant rescue helicopter from CFB Comox kept searching until it was determined that only two people had been aboard.
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