NANAIMO (NEWS 1130) — A person has been rescued after they went overboard off a BC Ferries sailing Thursday night.
It happened at around 9:20 p.m. shortly after the Queen of Surrey sailing left Departure Bay, causing some delays.
In a statement, BC Ferries says the person was quickly rescued from the water and brought onboard before the boat turned around and returned to the dock.
#ServiceNotice #HorseshoeBay #DepartureBay #QueenofSurrey is returning to dock due to a medical emergency which requires immediate attention. The vessel will operate with a delay, full details can be found here: https://t.co/fTV6zNVHZ5 ^rj
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It’s unclear how seriously the person may have been hurt, but they were taken away in an ambulance. The ferry was held up for a time.
BC Ferries says crews deal with marine rescues from time to time and thanked staff for their quick rescue.
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BC Ferries will have more sailings for long Easter weekend but the Province of B.C. is urging people to avoid non-essential travel.
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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct the ferry had left Departure Bay.