Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lax Kw'alaams SAR station quick to scene in April incident

The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue station at Lax Kw'alaams was called into action in late April, tasked to attend to an overturned vessel report in waters near the community.

The response saw the responders arrive to lend assistance to a crew of a vessel pulling in prawn pots, which had seen their long line caught up on the propeller which was in gear.

According to the report from the scene the weight of the prawn pot had caused the stern of the craft to go underwater when a large wave hit from behind and capsized the pleasure craft.

With a response time of less than ten minutes out of Lax Kw'alaams from the initial call, those aboard the vessel who at the time had climbed aboard the overturned stern were able to be rescued in short order.

The Lax Kw'alaams Royal Canadian Marine SAR Station 65 was
called out in April to respond to an incident near the community

(photo from RCMSAR 65 facebook page)

More background on the incident can be reviewed from the Royal Canadian Marine SAR Facebook page here.

You can learn more about the Lax Kw'alaams unit from their Facebook page.

More items related to North West emergency response calls can be found on our archive page.

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