Denman Island ferry crew aids in rescue of 14-year-old Saturday afternoon

Rescue vessel from Baynes Sound Connector launched to pluck boy from waist-deep water

  • Aug. 13, 2016 4:00 p.m.

A 14-year-old boy was rescued from waist-deep water near Baynes Sound Saturday following a call for assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard.

BC Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall said the Baynes Sound Connector – the cable ferry between Buckley Bay and Denman Island – received a call for assistance from the Coast Guard shortly after noon.

She explained crew launched a rescue vessel when they received a report that the boy had run away from shore.

The crew retrieved the boy, brought him on board, and offered him first aid for hypothermia, Marshall added.

He was put into the care of BC Ambulance. No further updates on his condition are available at this time.

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