Joint ocean rescue operation ends positively


2023-08-24 09:57 PDT

File # 2023-3411

On August 22, 2023, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Sooke RCMP were called to respond to concerns that an adult male had entered the ocean near Kaltasin Road, Sooke B.C. and had disappeared from view.

The Sooke RCMP responded and were assisted in a coordinated search effort by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Coast Guard, 442 Squadron, Cowichan Search and Rescue, Sooke Fire and BC Ambulance Service.

Fortunately, on August 23, 2023, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the man was located by Search and Rescue after making it to land on his own, unharmed.

Due to an ongoing police investigation underway, no further detail will be released at this time.

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


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