CFOA in the News: Ferry picks up injured fisherman from boat in Bay of Fundy

Chronicle Herald - June 8, 2015

Crew members from the Princess of Acadia ferry picked up an injured fisherman Sunday evening while making the trip from Digby to Saint John.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax asked the ferry for help, while also sending a Coast Guard ship. A Cormorant chopper and Hercules aircraft from 14 Wing Greenwood were also launched.

The ferry reached the fishing boat first and picked up the 43-year-old man, who was taken to hospital in Saint John by ambulance after the ship docked, the centre said on its Twitter feed. No one was available to provide more information Monday morning.

A doctor and nurse were on board and tended to the man until he arrived in Saint John.

“The crew on-board Canada’s ferries are trained to respond to emergencies just like these. We are glad to hear that the Princess of Acadia was able to rescue this individual and get them the care they needed,” Serge Buy, the CEO of the Canadian Ferry Association said in a release. “This is another example of how ferries are providing essential services to communities across Canada.”

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