Charlottetown Fire Department crest
Passengers aboard a sinking boat outside Charlottetown harbour were rescued by city firefighters early Canada Day morning.
Personnel from Charlottetown Fire Department Station #1performed the rescue and assisted both passengers and vessel safely to shore.
Deputy chief Tim Mamye said the station received a call at approximately 2:04 a.m. Monday of a pleasure craft vessel located approximately eight nautical miles outside the harbour that was taking on water.
A crew of three firefighters was sent out on the station’s rescue vessel.
“We located it (the boat) and assisted with stopping the water intake,” said Mamye.
The station also helped the boat make it back to the harbour.
There were no injuries in the incident.
Mamye said he was unsure how many passengers were on the boat.