Boat Incident

Prince Rupert

2020-12-24 10:02 HNP

Dossier nº 2020-9797

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RCMP Thank Coast Guard for assistance in vessel rescue.

A Prince Rupert RCMP patrol vessel experienced mechanical problems which resulted in the operators running the vessel ashore to safety.

On December 23 at approximately 1:00 PM a Prince Rupert RCMP vessel was travelling near Kennedy Island (approximately 24km's from Prince Rupert) where it was eventually beached due to it taking on water.

The Coast Guard was called in to help and arrived within the hour to assist and safely extract the police officer's. The patrol vessel a long with the police officer's were taken back to Prince Rupert.

It was reported that winds were 55km/h with a 4 foot chop.

"This was a dangerous situation that resulted in the best case outcome given the circumstances the officers were faced with," Cpl. Devon Gerrits of the Prince Rupert RCMP. "Police work is inherently risky, and this is an example of the split second decisions police officers are faced with on a daily basis."

"The Prince Rupert RCMP want to thank the Coast Guard for their fast and professional response to this hazardous situation," states Sgt. Todd Wilson, Prince Rupert acting Detachment Commander.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Devon James Gerrits

Chef de veille
GRC de Prince Rupert
100 6e Avenue O , Prince Rupert BC V8J 3Z3
Téléphone : 250-627-0700
Cellulaire : 250-600-0313
Télécopieur : 250-600-3013

Courriel : devon.gerrits@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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