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Volunteer Coast Guard sailor airlifted to hospital after boat crashes into rocks (VIDEO)


Emergency services were called in Thursday night to rescue four people after a Victoria Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel ran aground in Sooke.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on February 7th, various emergency services rushed to help the four crew members of an Auxiliary 37 Fast Response Boat, who had all been injured when their vessel hit a rocky shore near Christie Point.

All four crew members were injured, with one being rushed to the hospital in an air ambulance while the other three were transported by ground ambulances.

Coast Guard auxiliary crews are all volunteers, and according to Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre Victoria (JRCC), the vessel was conducting night time training when the incident occured.

The training was not connected to the recent large-scale search and rescue training that was underway earlier this week.

The JRCC, Canadian Coast Guard, BC Emergency Health Services, and East Sooke Fire Department all attended the scene.

Here is a video of the air ambulance from last night:

Posted by GB on Friday, February 8, 2019

Adam Chan
Former Staff Writer at Victoria Buzz.

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