August 25, 2014 7:08 pm

Boat with nine people on board flips over near Nanaimo

Entrance Island

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Everyone appears to be ok after a boat with nine people on board flipped over off Entrance Island near Nanaimo this afternoon.

The Joint Rescue Co-Coordination Centre told Global News a lighthouse keeper assisted in the rescue.

The boat appears to have sunk.

Coast Guard transported the passengers to Nanaimo harbour.

BC Ambulance attended and took two patients to Nanaimo regional hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It is not clear what caused the boat to capsize.

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