Two men out for a paddle with their dog in Semiahmoo Bay last Tuesday (Sept. 16) afternoon ended the excursion having to be rescued.
Andrew Newman of the RCM-SAR5 team (Crescent Beach) said the crew was dispatched to the waters off of Blackie Spit following a report of a vessel that had flipped in the wind.
A shoreline search located one of the boaters; the second was pulled out of the water by an RCMP marine crew. The dog reportedly swam to shore. Newman said all three occupants were wearing lifejackets.
The men were examined and released at the scene by paramedics.