31-year-old man rescued by Halifax Transit Ferry crew after going overboard
|globalnews.ca 09 Oct 2019 at 15:38|
Halifax Regional Police received several 911 calls reporting that a man had fallen into the Halifax Harbour from the Vincent Coleman ferry on Wednesday.
At 5:30 p.m., police said the ferry was travelling from Halifax to the Alderney Landing Ferry Terminal in Dartmouth and was approximately halfway across when the man fell over a railing.
Ferry operators immediately stopped the vessel to make a rescue attempt.
The 31-year-old man was quickly rescued by the ferry engineer and other staff by using a life net. He was brought back onto the vessel and transported to the Alderney Landing Ferry Terminal for a medical assessment.