Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Tragedy at the Skook

The tidal race at Skookumchuck Narrows is known to sea kayakers for generating a world-class standing wave for surfing. But over the weekend the wave reminded us of its power as two local Search and Rescue volunteers were killed during a training session in the narrows when their rigid-hulled inflatable boat flipped in the wave. Two of the SAR volunteers managed to get out of the water, but two were pinned under their boat.
Local SAR agencies train in the waters regularly, and the accident investigation continues.

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