Boaters luck out after hitting partially submerged log

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Things could have been much worse for the people inside a boat near Sandpiper Golf Course on Morris Valley Road.

Sergeant Forbes Cavanagh with Chilliwack RCMP says the boat hit a partially submerged log.

“Unsure what damage done to the boat, but the people inside the boat were thrown about and there were some injuries as a result of that.”

When that happens, he says partially submerged logs, often called floaters, could not only severely damage the boat, but also the people inside.

Cavanagh says it’s an important reminder for people out on the water to ensure the proper boating course has been taken and that all of the proper medical equipment is on board.


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