Four people were on board a vessel that ran aground just before 10 p.m. Thursday night off East Sooke, according to Provincial Health Services Authority. Two people are in serious condition and one is in stable following the crash. (Twitter @VicJRCC_CCCOS)

Major rescue off Sooke is real incident, not part of training: Coast Guard

Two people in serious condition, one in stable after boat crash off East Sooke Thursday night

The Canadian Coast Guard confirms that a rescue incident off Sooke Thursday night was real and not part of the recent search and rescue exercises that have been taking place in the waters off Victoria.

RELATED: Greater Victoria hosts 40 agencies in major search and rescue exercise

Four people were on board a vessel that ran aground just before 10 p.m. Thursday night off East Sooke, according to Provincial Health Services Authority.

Two people are in serious condition and one is in stable following the crash.

An air ambulance landed at a hotel in the 6900 block of West Coast Rd. around midnight to take one person to hospital, while ambulances transported two others – one by advanced life support ambulance.


 

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