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RCM-SAR Station Sooke tasked on Monday night around 8:20 p.m. after a call came into JRCC regarding a boat lost in fog out in Juan de Fuca Strait.
Six crew departed base and headed east towards Race Rocks.
The lost vessel had a functioning VHF radio so we utilized our on-board Radio Direction Finder and had the person count from one to 10 slowly on the radio so we could get a relative position from our heading.
Using this tool and our radar we quickly located him about 1.5nm south of Beechy Head.
We placed two experienced crews on the lost boat to help with the escort through the waters back into Sooke Harbour where secured at Jenkins Marine.— at Juan de Fuca Strait.
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