Woman found clinging to life ring after falling overboard from ferry
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:32PM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:01PM PDT
A woman travelling on a BC ferry was rescued by a hover craft near Bowen Island Monday night after going overboard.
The Coast Guard was called around 5:45 p.m. after witnesses reported seeing a woman jump off the Queen of Cowichan ferry.
Rescue vessels were launched from that vessel and the Queen of Oak Bay.
BC Ferries says the woman was found clinging to a life ring after spending five hours in the water.
She was taken to a Vancouver hospital. Her condition is unknown.