Ferry captain, crew assist in rescue mission

Incident occurred Monday afternoon between Denman and Hornby islands

  • May. 25, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Erin Haluschak

Record staff

A BC Ferries captain is credited with helping a rescue mission Monday afternoon between Denman and Hornby islands.

Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said in an email the captain on the MV Quinitsa – which is sailing between the two islands – reported to their operations and security centre that the ferry departed a few minutes early from Hornby Island to assist a sinking 16-foot ‘Glasscraft’ vessel with a man and woman in the water.

She confirmed the rescue boat was launched and recovered the two people in the water. The boat was sinking and was about 25 per cent above the water line in the middle of the crossing between islands during the time of the rescue.

“They were given blankets and hot beverages and were in stable condition – just cold and thankful for our crew,” said Marshall.

An ambulance met the recovered boaters at Gravelly Bay (Denman Island East).

Marshall added the Coast Guard was notified of the incident, and said they are very proud of the professionalism demonstrated by the crew.


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