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Fisherman airlifted at sea

A military rescue helicopter from CFB Comox lifted an injured man from a fishing boat near Haida Gwaii on Tuesday.

The man was hurt in a fall on board the boat, which anchored in sheltered waters near Graham Island during the medevac operation.

Search and rescue techs from 442 Squadron lowered to the boat and lifted the fisherman to the CH-149 Cormorant helicopter.

He was taken to Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre.

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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