British Columbia

Fishermen rescued after 10 days on B.C. island

Three fishermen stranded on a B.C. island for 10 days after their boat sank have been rescued.

Three fishermen stranded on a B.C. island for 10 days after their boat sank have been rescued.

The Rescue Co-Ordination Centre in Victoria says the men were on a fishing trip earlier this month when their 15-metre fishboat, the Pacific Siren, capsized south of Prince Rupert.

The men managed to get into a life raft and paddle to Banks Island, where they used the raft as shelter and ate clams and seaweed.

A passing sailboat eventually spotted the men and picked them up.

A Coast Guard vessel was sent to meet the sailboat and take the men back to Prince Rupert.

None of the men is reported injured.