B.C. man, 70, rescued after being marooned 2 days

by Tim Flanagan on September 7, 2011

CBC News has this story:

A 70-year-old mariner marooned in a remote B.C. coast inlet for two days has been rescued.

The B.C. Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre said the man was sailing from Bella Coola on the province’s central coast to Bella Bella, click approximately 100 kilometres away on an island to the west.

A spokesman from the B.C. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said the mariner en route from Bella Coola (yellow pin) to Bella Bella (red pin) may have made a wrong turn, and ended up far up the wrong inlet, towards Kimsquit (green mark).[A spokesman from the B.C. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said the mariner en route from Bella Coola (yellow pin) to Bella Bella (red pin) may have made a wrong turn, and ended up far up the wrong inlet, towards Kimsquit (green mark).]

He was expected to arrive on Wednesday, but he made a wrong turn in Dean Channel.

He then had mechanical difficulties and was blown ashore up an inlet towards Kimsquit.

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