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.
@BCFerries Just watched the crew of the Skeena and the Cumberland do a rescue… What a well coordinated team! Hope the people rescued are OK…
— Chris Dixon (@Chris20702939) April 18, 2018
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 …