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Man rescued after going overboard on Nanaimo-to-Tsawwassen B.C. ferry

The BC Ferries' vessel Coastal Inspiration passes a freighter anchored off Vancouver Island as it heads for the terminal at Nanaimo, BC, Canada. The ferry was coming from Horseshoe Bay on the British Columbia mainland. The Canadian Press Images/Don Denton

A man has been rescued after going overboard from a ferry along the Nanaimo-to-Tsawwassen route in B.C.’s Georgia Strait.

BC Ferries said the incident was reported from the Coastal Inspiration around 11:30 a.m.

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Another nearby vessel was able to rescue the man from the water, before transporting him to one of the Coastal Inspiration’s rescue boats, said a BC Ferries spokesperson.

The man was then transferred to a Coast Guard hovercraft and transported back to shore.

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