Two injured in boat accident

Ian Jacques/Editor / Staff writer
March 29, 2013 01:00 AM

Two people, including an 18-month-old child were taken to area hospitals after a boating accident in Halfmoon Bay Friday morning.

According to Sunshine Coast RCMP, a total of seven people were in the two vessels a family of five in a small sport fishing boat and two people in a 21-foot cabin cruiser. The collision occurred at around 11:30 a.m. approximately a half km off of Lyons Cove in Halfmoon Bay on March 29.

The investigation is still on-going," said Cpl. C.J. Attlesey in a news release. Two people from the sport boat required medical attention. The young child, a young boy, was airlifted to B.C. Children's Hospital in Vancouver for treatment of undisclosed injuries, while a 37-year-old woman was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

According to Lower Mainland media reports, all seven people were able to make it to a nearby dock where people in the area and emergency crews assisted them.

Cpl. Steve Chubey added that several agencies supported the RCMP at the scene including paramedics, the Halfmoon Bay volunteer fire department, search and rescue and the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue unit from Halfmoon Bay.

The cause of the collision has not yet been determined, but RCMP can confirm that alcohol was not a factor. As RCMP are still investigating, they are asking that any witnesses to contact the detachment in Sechelt at 604-885-2266.


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