The following comes from the Facebook page of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue – Station 37
Nov.15, 2015 – MAYDAY – 9 people in the water off Race Rocks.
At approximately 2pm RCM-SAR Sooke Station and RCM-SAR Victoria Station were jointly tasked to a vessel overturned off Race Rocks with 9 people in the water. Seas were large at the time with some waves between 6 and 7 feet which made it challenging.
Both vessels arrived on-scene about the same time and both stations assisted in extracting all the people safely from the overturned boat, which had 5 persons on top of the hull and 4 in the water.
Fantastic work and coordination by both Stations.
Big thanks to Springtide Whale Watching vessel for standing by and assisting and a personal fishing craft, unknown vessel and captain for standing by as well.
For more photos, visit the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue – Station 37
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