Pleasure boat capsizes, 5 South Asian men saved

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Photo Credit: VPD
Photo Credit: VPD

Vancouver: Police are asking for the public’s help investigating the capsizing of a pleasure boat.

On Friday July 18th around 9 pm, a white, 2008, 17-foot Hourstan Glascraft, powered by a 75 horse power Yamaha outboard motor, capsized off the Burrard Pier, ½ mile from the Lonsdale Quay.

Five South Asian men fell into water when there boat over turned. Two of the men were wearing lifejackets. A short time later, all of the men were saved from the water by the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue.

“Police believe that there were people in the area who could provide valuable information about what led to the boat capsizing,” says Constable Jamie Gibson of the VPD Marine Unit.

Anyone with information about this boat is asked to

call the VPD marine Unit at 604-717-9094.