B.C. man, 70, rescued after being marooned 2 days
A 70-year-old mariner marooned in a remote B.C. coast inlet for two days has been rescued.
The B.C. Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre said the man was sailing from Bella Coola on the province's central coast to Bella Bella, approximately 100 kilometres away on an island to the west.
He was expected to arrive on Wednesday, but he made a wrong turn in Dean Channel.
He then had mechanical difficulties and was blown ashore up an inlet towards Kimsquit.
The tides and wind buried his boat in sand and logs.
The man could not radio for help because he couldn't get a signal, the rescue centre said.
The rescue centre said the coast guard found the man on Saturday in good condition.
He was taken to hospital in Bella Coola.
With files from the CBC's Emily Elias