Last Wednesday, Aug. 21, my wife and I travelled on the 12:30 p.m. ferry from Langdale. On the way my wife felt ill and passed out in the coffee shop. I told the cashier, who fortunately was only a few feet away from where we were seated, that my wife was fainting. The cashier notified security and within 20 seconds two ferry workers with first aid training appeared and professionally took charge of the situation. In a few more minutes three more first aid trained personnel arrived armed with medical first aid equipment.
An ambulance was summoned and was available in Horseshoe Bay terminal.
Our thanks and gratitude in words can hardly convey the respect we hold for the loving, caring, hard-working ferry personnel who transport us safely on our commute across the Sound. The community and BC Ferry Corporation should be proud to have such a valued community resource.
Also our gratitude to BC Ambulance and Lions Gate Hospital emergency personnel whose loving, compassionate care brought us safely back home to Sechelt.†
Donald & Monica Robb, Sechelt