This was two men in an oyster skiff, loaded with oyster farm gear that just took on water. Too much water. The two in dry suits were pulled from the water by a private vessel, transferred to a CG craft and returned to Comox.No drama. A day in the life of commercial boys.
Thanks to the vessel of opportunity that still believes it's ok to be a good sam.
Two days earlier, a family of 5 were aboard a 50 foot wood boat they had bought just hours before. They had just departed Comox, were headed to Tofino on the west side of Vancouver Island.
According to the previous owner, the boat had a tendency to allow a minor ingress of water. It did. Bilge pumps burned out and you know the rest. These folks were picked off the stern of the sinking boat by RCM-SAR, transferred to CG and also taken back to Comox. Drama. A day in the life of rec. boaters.
Thanks to volunteer SAR from Station 59– Deep Bay, who continue to recue people from themselves.
Both boats disappeared and no medical attention needed in either case.