BRITISH COLUMBIA

Three rescued from boat on B.C.'s Fraser River during stormy weather

03/31/2015 08:55 EDT | Updated 05/31/2015 05:59 EDT
RICHMOND, B.C. - Three boaters have been rescued from the Fraser River near Richmond, B.C.

The Coast Guard was called when a passenger vessel began taking on water during some stormy weather at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

People onboard were able to get the engine running, and were escorted to shore near Vancouver's airport.

No one was hurt, but the Coast Guard is now reminding people that even experienced boaters can end up in trouble during wet conditions.

A similar warning was issued from rescue crews in North Vancouver on Sunday after an experienced canoeist fell overboard in the Seymour River during heavy rainfall.

The woman was able to walk out of the river on her own but was shaken up and taken to hospital with minor injuries. (CKNW)