News

Qualicum Beach swimmer OK, say police

Emergency crews scrambled to the Qualicum Beach beachfront on Friday to rescue a swimmer who appeared to be in danger of drowning.

However, even as a rescue helicopter hovered overhead and a Coast Guard rescue boat roared in to assist, police officers waved to the man and he swam to shore, wondering what all the fuss was about.

“Someone thought he was drowning, but he didn’t need help,” said Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman. “When police waved at him he came to shore by himself.”

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Winter blast results in Rosemont pile-up
 
Fairy tale comes true
 
Open house sheds light on Treaty
UPDATED: Dooley to seek fourth term as Nelson mayor
 
COLUMN: Moving Balfour terminal mostly a fairy tale
 
New RDCK boardroom furniture installed
Update: Motorcyclist dead after collision in Penticton
 
Terrace public school students back in the classroom Monday
 
Atamanenko chooses horse slaughter bill for debate

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.