Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, station 12-Halfmoon Bay brought to safety three males who were reported overdue from a fishing trip in Sechelt Inlet last week.
“Apparently their open aluminum boat capsized while fishing in Narrows Inlet on Tuesday evening,” said unit media liaison in a news release. “Being in shallow water at the time, they managed to right the boat, but the motor would not start. With night falling and no means of communication, the three men stayed on shore for the night.”
Around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the RCMSAR vessel Lewis-McPhee was tasked by the joint rescue coordination centre to perform a shoreline search of both sides of Sechelt Inlet.
“Three crew members were on the water by 5 p.m. Around 5:30, another vessel was overheard reporting having taken aboard two of the missing persons,” said Hall. “The men had spotted the vessel across the inlet and paddled to it by canoe. The Lewis-McPhee located the vessel in question, took the two men on board, and then picked up the third from shore. All three were in good spirits and thankful for the assistance.”