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Air force rescues two deckhands from Taiwan freighter off B.C.

Jan. 10, 2008, Vancouver - Two Taiwanese deckhands are in hospital after Canadian air force crews plucked them from their rocking ship off the coast of B.C.


January 10, 2008
By The Canadian Press

Jan. 10, 2008, Vancouver – Two Taiwanese deckhands are
in hospital after Canadian air force crews plucked them
from their rocking ship off the coast of B.C.

Four search and rescue techinicians from 19 Wing Comox were
air-dropped onto the ship Wednesday night after the crew of the
Grand Glory radioed for help.

Their freighter had been hit by a large wave near the Queen
Charlotte islands and five crewmembers were injured.

Three of the injured were treated on board the ship but two were
evacuated via Cormorant helicopter.

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A 50-year-old male had leg and back injuries and a 40-year-old
male had hit his tailbone and was having difficulty moving.

A statement from 19 Wing says the men's condition is unknown.