Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Training Pays Off

Rescue

Aug 16, 2016

Bob Nicoll

Last year while on a training course with the Brentwood Bay Power Squadron, we were shown the technique on how to get a person out of the water, by the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue unit out of Brentwood Bay. We then took turns practicing the technique.

Photo: RCMSAR

Recently, while walking along the docks at the Port Browning Marina with my friend Rod Phillips, we heard a splash and then some people coaxing the person in the water over to the side of the dock. Rob sprang into action. Making sure to take a solid position on the dock, he took a firm grip on the person in the water and with the assistance of another was able to roll the waterlog person, backpack and all, on to the dock. It was all over in a matter of seconds.

Find out more about boating and safety courses contact the Canadian Power Squadron nearest you. www.cps-expect.ca

To find out more about the Canadian Marine Search and Rescue units, you can contact them at www.rcmsar.com

 

Related Articles


New Boats: Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 – A Sleek, Good -Looking Delight To Sail

By Katherine Stone

There is nothing more that I enjoy than being with friends and messing about in boats. Messing about in brand-new boats on a champagne sailing day on Lake Ontario at the beginning of the summer doesn’t get any better. To have the new owner, Helmuth Strobel and Anchor Yachts dealer Pancho Jimenez aboard made it even more special, as they can also speak to what they truly enjoy about the boat. We keep our own boat in a harbour that has a long waiting list for boats over 35 feet, so this little gem would definitely fit the bill and feels like a much bigger boat. True to the spirit of the 7th generation Oceanis line, the 34.1 is built in Poland and replaces the 35.1. It is 1,000 lbs lighter, 14 cm narrower and has 29% more sail area.

Read More


Destinations

Telegraph Cove—from Resource Community to Tourist Delight

Text and photos by Marianne Scott

Telegraph Cove is a small indent situated on Johnstone Strait in the Salish Sea, 15nm southeast of Port McNeill and near Robson Bight, famous for its orca-rubbing beaches. The village has experienced many iterations with a long history—the harbour once served as a summer camp for the Kwakwaka’wakw who fished and hunted here beginning about 8,000 years ago. Many of their descendants still live in the area.

It’s a hopping place in the summer—winter only caretakers remain on site.

Read More