Nine people have been rescued after their boat capsized in the Race Rocks area near the Victoria suburb of Metchosin.
Cpl. Aubrey Hachey of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says Coast Guard crews got the call around 2:45 this afternoon, and aren’t sure yet what caused the boat to flip over.
He says the vessel belonged to a dive club, and fortunately eight of the nine people aboard were wearing dry suits at the time.
BC Emergency Health Services says one of the victims was assessed at the scene and released, and a second person was taken to hospital in stable condition.
Race Rocks is a popular Scuba dive spot, known for its population of sea lions.