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Canada 31-year-old man rescued by Halifax Transit Ferry crew after going overboard

02:50  10 october  2019
02:50  10 october  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Crew aboard the Queen of Cowichan launched a rescue boat Tuesday morning after a passenger went into the waters off Bowen Island. The man was rescued by ferries staff and transferred to a Coast Guard hovercraft. The ferry then arrived 45 minutes late to Departure Bay.

a large ship in a body of water: Crew members of the Vincent Coleman rescued a passenger after he went overboard into the Halifax Harbour on Oct. 9, 2019. © Global News Crew members of the Vincent Coleman rescued a passenger after he went overboard into the Halifax Harbour on Oct. 9, 2019.

Halifax Regional Police received several 911 calls reporting that a man had fallen into the Halifax Harbour from the Vincent Coleman ferry on Wednesday. 

 At 5:30 p.m., police said the ferry was travelling from Halifax to the Alderney Landing Ferry Terminal in Dartmouth and was approximately halfway across when the man fell over a railing.

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'Once our crew were alerted to the fact there was a person overboard , they quickly launched their rescue boat and did retrieve the gentleman from the WATCH: Crew aboard the Queen of Cowichan launched a rescue boat Tuesday morning after a passenger went into the waters off Bowen Island.

Halifax Transit offers two ferry services: The Alderney Ferry service crosses from Halifax to Alderney Landing in downtown Dartmouth and the Woodside Ferry service crosses from Halifax to Woodside. For general transit inquiries, complaints, or compliments, please contact 311 or 1-800-835-6428.

The 31-year-old man was quickly rescued by the ferry engineer and other staff by using a life net. He was brought back onto the vessel and transported to the Alderney Landing Ferry Terminal for a medical assessment.

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Police said no significant injuries were sustained.

The circumstances surrounding how the man ended up in the water are still under investigation.

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