Boat collision results in injuries

Port McNeill

2023-07-20 09:01 PDT

File # 2023-931

The Port McNeill RCMP is investigating an incident involving a commercial fishing boat that crashed into the rocks near the remote community of Kyuquot, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The collision occurred during the evening of July 13, and involved a vessel registered to one of the charter fishing resorts. Local residents provided a quick initial response to the scene, and transported three individuals to a medical facility for the treatment of minor injuries. The vessel occupants were resort personnel, along with one of their friends. RCMP West Coast Marine Services will be assisting the Port McNeill RCMP with the investigation, with involvement of Transport Canada and WorkSafeBC involvement expected.

The Port McNeill RCMP would like to thank the local residents for the quick and timely response to this incident, stated Corporal Spencer Mylymok. Their efforts contributed to a safe outcome to what could have been a tragic event

The Port McNeill RCMP are asking that anyone with information about this incident contact the detachment at 250-956-4441.

Released by

Cpl. Alex Bérubé
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153

Email: alex.berube@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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