A range of emergency services worked together to save a woman who was spotted in the waters off Oak Bay Thursday morning.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., Oak Bay Police received reports of a woman walking into the ocean near Willows Beach along Esplanade.
The call came in from concerned community members, who told police that the woman was wearing hospital pyjamas as she entered the water.
Officers then travelled to the area while letting the Coast Guard and Marine Search & Rescue about the incident.
Eventually, several authorities teamed up to locate the woman at Cattle Point, where she was brought to shore roughly 45 minutes after reports of the incident first came in.
The woman was transported to hospital where she remains for treatment.
Thanks to the woman who originally called us & also thanks to the following: @OakBayFireDept, @BCAmbulance, #OakBay Marine Search & Rescue, Songhees Nation Land & Resources Enforcement, @vicpdcanada. https://t.co/c3sKMYijEB
— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) August 15, 2019
Besides police and marine emergency services, the Oak Bay Fire Department and the Songhees Nation Land & Resources Enforcement also assisted in the rescue.
“The woman who was seen in the water is now safe & being treated,” said the OBPD on Twitter at the time of the incident.
“Thanks to our many partners & citizens who helped and those who pulled over when we sped here. The woman will be taken to hospital.”