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.