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Stranded vessel near Victoria, Canada, fires flare

Great Chain Island

Police in the Oak Bay area of Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada, spotted a vessel in distress near Great Chain Island.

The caller saw a flare in the sky and called the police and Rescue Coordination Centre, in Victoria, says an Oak Bay Police spokesperson.

A lone occupant in the stranded boat was rescued and the craft was towed back to Oak Bay Marina.

Great Chain Island is just off Oak Bay shore and is home to large colonies of seabirds and seals.

The main image of Great Chain Island is courtesy of Wikimapia.

Jun 28, 2018