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Damaged Steveston Lifeboat pulled from Fraser River

Dec 18, 2014 10:14 AM

The search-and-rescue vessel hit a rock wall and ran aground during a training run

John Horton, captain of Steveston Lifeboat, points out damage to the vessel at the Shelter Island Marina.

Courtesy Martin van den Hemel

John Horton, captain of Steveston Lifeboat, points out damage to the vessel at the Shelter Island Marina.

(RICHMOND, British Columbia) — The search-and-rescue vessel Steveston Lifeboat is "a mess" after being pulled from the Fraser River last weekend, the boat's captain told the Richmond Review. The 51-foot vessel was on a radar training exercise last Thursday when it struck a rock wall in high winds and began taking on water. Community help is being sought to defray the cost of repairs, which could top $250,000.

Click here to read the newspaper's story.

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