Nanaimo, BC – On the morning of July 19th, 2020 the Nanaimo RCMP received a request for assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard. There were several reports of a small vessel that had run aground on a breakwater near the Snaw-naw-as First Nation campground.
RCMP officers attended and secured the scene, and confirmed that nobody was inside the damaged Campion runabout. Evidence at the scene indicated that someone had been on board after the vessel ran aground several hours earlier during high tide.
Members conducted foot patrols and located an unconscious male in his 40’s laying on the rocks about 40 metres from the wreckage. The male had collapsed while trying to walk to shore and was confirmed to be the sole occupant of the vessel.
RCMP and Canada Coast Guard personnel provided first aid until BC Emergency Health Services and the Lantzville Fire Department personnel arrived on scene. The male was transported to hospital for further treatment.
Constable Deryk Roberts said, “it is important that boaters be familiar with the area and remain vigilant for hazards while sailing in the dark.”
The Nanaimo RCMP is thankful to our community partners, including the Snaw-naw-as First Nation, the BC Ambulance Service, the Lantzville Fire Department, Canadian Coast Guard, and personnel of the Canadian Forces Experimental Test Range.
File # 2020-26025
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