Two people fishing near West Vancouver caught more than they bargained for this afternoon after a pair of waves capsized their boat.
Assistant Chief Jeff Bush with West Vancouver Fire says crews were called for a rescue near the foot of 25th street.
“Fortunately it happened at 10 to four in the afternoon, if it had been 8:30 or 9:00 at night at dusk it could have been a very different story, they could have been out there for some time, and of course with the cooler weather, exposure does play a factor.”
Bush says the pair were pulled from the water chilled, but unhurt.
“It turned out to be a 17 foot pleasure craft. Two people were on board at the time it capsized, they were both thrown into the water and they were subsequently rescued by a passing boat and subsequently transferred over to the Coast Guard. The boat has been towed to Ambleside Beach at this time.”
He says there doesn’t appear to have been any serious fuel leakage.