County News

Sailboat wrecked on Outlet Beach

Posted: August 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

(Prince Edward County, ON) – Just before 3:00am on Saturday the 5th of August Prince Edward OPP received a call from a concerned citizen about a sailboat in Outlet Bay just off the shores of Sandbanks Beach. The vessel was nearest to the beach known as Campers Beach and although no distress calls were heard by the complainant his concern was fueled by the high waves and the violent rolling and pitching of the vessel.

The responding officers shared the same concerns as the complainant and called JRCC (Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre) for assistance in the matter. A rescue vessel responded to the area and spoke with the occupants of the boat who declined assistance.

A few hours later the sailboat succumbed to the high winds and waves and was destroyed when it was tossed onto the sandy shores of Sandbanks Beach. All three occupants from the Toronto area made it to shore safely and were not injured.