Read Island stroke victim in satisfactory condition

A 69-year-old stroke victim is in satisfactory condition in Campbell River hospital after being extracted from his remote Read Island home

A 69-year-old stroke victim is in “satisfactory” condition in Campbell River General Hospital this week after being extracted from his remote Read Island home on Thanksgiving evening.

No less than three rescue vessels were dispatched to Read Island when the emergency call came in at 7 p.m. Coast Guard spokesman Phil Hawkins said both the 7.5 metre Campbell River One fast boat and the 16-metre Cape Palmerston were dispatched from Campbell River with the fast smaller rescue craft arriving on the scene first.

Quadra Island RCMP Const. Al MacLean said a police boat carrying two EHS personnel was dispatched from Heriot Bay and brought the patient back to Heriot Bay for ambulance transport to Campbell River.

MacLean said he understands that the victim is a long-time resident of Read Island and lives alone. He was accompanied by his brother.

Just Posted

Zeballos wildfire not getting any closer to town – BC Wildfire Service

Authorities optimistic about Zeballos; choppers grounded due to heavy smoke

Fire completely destroys home in Campbell River

Cause unknown in fire that gutted Willow Point home on Sunday

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Vancouver Island woman to attempt historic swim across Juan de Fuca Strait today

Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons to attempt to swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

Suspect in Spiderman suit steals camera on Vancouver Island

Suspect in red and blue “onesie” caught on surveillance footage breaking into truck in Nanaimo

B.C. team stays alive in Little League World Series after another nail-biter

Surrey-based squad scored a 6-4 win over Mexico reps in Williamsport on Monday

Zeballos wildfire not getting any closer to town – BC Wildfire Service

Authorities optimistic about Zeballos; choppers grounded due to heavy smoke

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Most Read