Boaters trying to save sailboat stranded off Saanich Peninsula tow rocks to safety – Victoria News


The Saltspring Island-based CCGS Cape Naden responded to the Bazan Bay area on Monday to assist in a multi-vessel rescue at sea. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard)

Boaters trying to rescue a sailboat stranded off the Saanich Peninsula towed rocks to safety

Monday’s incident in Bazan Bay involved coastguards, search and rescue vessels

Bazan Bay off the Saanich Peninsula was the site of a rescue at sea on Monday morning involving multiple vessels.

The Saltspring Island-based Canadian Coast Guard vessel CCGS Cape Naden and Sidney-based Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue 36 responded to a concerned citizen’s report that a 25ft motorboat had been pushed onto the rocks while trying to pull a beached sailboat off the beach at Bazan Bay.

“The motorboat, with two people on board, was towed to a nearby dock, and the sailboat was towed to Port Sidney Marina,” said Kiri Westnedge, Communications Advisor, Port Sidney Region. West for the Canadian Coast Guard.

There have been no official injury reports.

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