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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Two Separate Rescues In Tobermory

Tobermory | by Kevin Bernard  

The Coast Guard conducted two different rescues coming to the aid of 9 people in total Sunday.

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A number of people were rescued on the weekend on the Bruce Peninsula.

The Canadian Coast Guard rescued three people who were stranded in Drift Wood Cove on the northern Bruce Peninsula early Sunday morning. (July 22nd).

At approximately 3:30 a.m. the OPP notified the coast guard that three people camping and hiking in the area were lost and in need of assistance.

The Canadian Coast Guard crew at Tobermory went out using their fast rescue craft and night vision goggles.

They found the hikers and brought them back to Tobermory where Bruce County Paramedic Service assisted them.

The hikers were cold and one reported an ankle injury, but otherwise no major injuries to report.

Meanwhile, early Sunday afternoon the Coast Guard received a report of an overturned boat with multiple people in the water.   

The Coast Guard's Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre in Sarnia broadcast a mayday relay across the airwaves to alert other boaters.

The Coast Guard crew at Tobermory immediately launched their fast rescue craft.  

All six people aboard the overturned boat were able to swim to shore.

Parks Canada staff further assisted the six by taking them from the Grotto to town.  

The Coast Guard towed the vessel in distress to the Tobermory Harbour.  


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