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UPDATE: Two rescued after falling from ferry at Swartz Bay

A pair of BC Ferries crew members accidentally fell in the water at the Swartz Bay terminal in North Saanich this afternoon.

According to a spokesperson at the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria, the two crew members fell in the water during a training exercise. They were able to self-rescue and no injuries were reported to the Centre.

The JRCC, operated by the Canadian Forces, stated they had dispatched a rescue boat out of Ganges on Salt Spring Island, but recalled it within three minutes of the initial call at around 1 p.m.

Emergency personnel from the Saanich Peninsula were also called to the accident, after initial reports of injuries. Reports that the crew members were trapped were not accurate.

More to come …

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