Two airlifted to hospital after helicopter incident near Galiano Island – BC

Two people have been airlifted to Victoria General Hospital after a helicopter incident near Galiano Island.

A Joint Rescue Coordination Center official said the incident happened around 12:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon on Parker Island.

Authorities received a call that a helicopter on a cliff rolled into the water, the official said.

There were four people on board the helicopter at the time of the incident and the other two passengers were not injured.

A Coast Guard hovercraft and lifeboat were dispatched to rescue the other two people.

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