Medical emergency delays Salt Spring sailing

The Queen of Cumberland, sailing between Salt Spring and Swartz Bay, fell behind schedule Friday night due to a medical emergency.

B.C. Ferries reported at 7:20 p.m. Friday that the 7 p.m. sailing between Swartz Bay and Fulford Harbour “is currently holding in dock at Swartz Bay due to a medical emergency which requires immediate attention.”

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That ferry is now underway but 43 minutes behind schedule as it resumes its scheduled trip.

“We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this delay,” said B.C. Ferries in a statement.

“We wish our fellow passenger a speedy recovery.”

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