On Monday 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron was involved in a rescue mission on the west side of Vancouver Island.
442 Squadronwas tasked by Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria to assist the Canadian Coast Guard in a rescue of a “man overboard,” 13 nautical miles west of Kyuquot Channel.
Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) 507 located and rescued the man, who had fallen overboard from a small fishing vessel about three hours earlier. The man was subsequently hoisted aboard one of 442 Squadron’s CH-149 Cormorant helicopters, flown to Comox, then transported via ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
No further details on the victim’s conditions, or his place of residence, were available at time of printing.
The Kyoquot Channel is approximately 140 kilometres up-island from Tofino.