A sinking 24-foot Bayliner out of South Surrey is assisted by the Coast Guard after striking a log near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal Aug. 30.

A sinking 24-foot Bayliner out of South Surrey is assisted by the Coast Guard after striking a log near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal Aug. 30.

Trio of South Surrey boaters rescued

Three South Surrey men had to be plucked from the waters near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal last week.

Three South Surrey men had to be plucked from the waters near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal last week, after their 24-foot Bayliner struck a log and was going down.

Andrew Newman, who operates a sea tours business from White Rock pier, said he heard the call for help around 5 p.m. Aug. 30, while en route to Crescent Beach.

“The situation was serious,” Newman states in a email to Peace Arch News, citing transmissions he heard between the people onboard and the Coast Guard.

A BC Ferries’ rescue boat was first on the scene and took the trio onboard; Newman’s crew was next, followed by the Coast Guard and the marine search-and-rescue team out of Steveston (RCM-SAR7).

The ailing craft was dewatered and towed to Point Roberts.

There were no injuries, Newman said.