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Boating accident in Jervis Inlet sends man to hospital

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An injured man had to be airlifted out of Jervis Inlet, north of Sechelt, after crashing his boat onto some rocks in a narrow channel.

It happened around 5 Thursday evening as the boat was headed from Egmont to Princess Louisa Inlet.

Captain Trevor Reid of 442 Squadron in Comox says the boater deserves a lot of credit for being well prepared, including carrying an emergency locator beacon.

Other boaters came to the man’s aid and kept him warm with a fire on the beach while they waited for a helicopter from the base in Comox.  A Buffalo search and rescue plane and a Coast Guard boat from Powell River were also involved.

Reid says the rescue was tricky because the chopper had nowhere to land so the man had to be hoisted up.

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The man is recovering in a Vancouver hospital.  His injuries are not life threatening.

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