Two Canadians were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on a beach near Tsusiat Falls on Vancouver Island.
Two people out in a boat near the waterfall on the western side of the island, between Ucluelet and Port Renfrew, made a distress call at around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday.
#USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Sector Field Office Port Angeles rescued two people from a beach near Tsusiat Falls, British Columbia. Boaters were transferred to a Royal Canadian Navy aircrew in Neah Bay, Washington. https://t.co/eud2POq90s pic.twitter.com/T9ZGVQ28MF
— USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) April 29, 2019
The U.S. crew in Port Angeles in Washington state was the closest first responder, so an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was deployed and arrived at 3:13 p.m.
The boaters had had to abandon their boat after it started taking on water, and they swam to shore. They were wearing light clothing and suffered from symptoms related to hypothermia.
The crew hoisted them into the helicopter and flew them to Neah Bay in Washington where they were met by a Royal Canadian helicopter crew.