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B.C. fishing captain investigated by RCMP following vessel crash along coast


RICHMOND, B.C. — The Mounties say the captain of a fishing vessel that crashed into some rocks at the mouth of the Fraser River in Richmond, B.C., appeared to be operating the ship while intoxicated.

Richmond RCMP say they responded to a report of an erratically operating vessel on May 17 in Stevenson Harbour.

They say they found a 17-metre fishing vessel that had run aground on some rocks.

Police say the two men on board were uninjured, but it appeared that both men were impaired by alcohol and drugs.

The 48-year-old vehicle operator from Surrey, B.C., was briefly detained by police and they say he faces possible charges including operating a vessel while impaired.

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Police say the coast guard brought the vehicle to safety at high tide.