Vancouver Police investigate capsized boat incident involving five South Asians


 VANCOUVER Police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of the capsizing of a pleasure boat.

On Friday, July 18 around 9 p.m., a white, 2008, 17-foot Hourstan Glascraft, powered by a 75 horse power Yamaha outboard motor, capsized off the Burrard Pier, half a mile from the Lonsdale Quay.

Five South Asian men were thrown from the boat into the water. Two of the men were wearing lifejackets. A short time later, all of the men were saved from the water by the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.

“Police believe that there were people in the area who could provide valuable information about what led to the boat capsizing,” says Constable Jamie Gibson of the VPD Marine Unit.

Anyone with information about this boat is asked to call the VPD marine Unit at 604-717-9094.