Woman swims 6 hours to Texada Island after boat sinks, man still missing

crews are frantically searching for a man after a boat carrying two people capsized in the Strait of Georgia Saturday night, according to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre.

The 16-foot power vessel ran into trouble at around 9:30 p.m. while travelling to the mainland in bad weather.

A woman on board managed to escape the sinking vessel and spent six hours swimming to the shore of .

Once on land, the severely hypothermic woman spent hours looking for help. She finally found a home and knocked on the door for help at around 2:20 p.m. Sunday, according to rescue crews.

The Coast guard hovercraft and air search crews are canvassing the area looking for any sign of the boat and the man.

Neither have been located.

The woman’s condition is currently unknown and arrangements are being made to take her to the hospital.

Because the woman can’t remember exactly where the boat was when it flipped, the search area spans all sides of Texada Island and the surrounding area.

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