Two people are OK after the float plane they were in flipped during take off from Lake Cowichan Sunday afternoon.
A spokesperson with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said boaters rushed to the scene to help get the pair out and get them to shore.
The plane is a privately owned VJ-22 Sportsman Amphibious. It was towed to a nearby dock, but the extent of the damage is unknown at this time.
Bill Yearwood with the Transportation Safety Board said it appears the plane hit the wake of a boat as it was taking off.