Man and dog rescued after car rolls into English Bay waters

Dec 19 2017, 8:24 pm

Vancouver Police and Coast Guard responded to a call after a vehicle containing passengers rolled down a boat launch ramp into the waters of English Bay.

Police were called to the scene at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday when the car went into the water at Vanier Park near the former Kitsilano Coast Guard base.

Police were first to arrive, with five officers jumping into the waters to save both the driver and his dog. A Coast Guard hovercraft from the Richmond Coast Guard base also arrived to the scene with rescue divers.

The driver was taken to hospital and the dog to a local emergency animal clinic. Both are reportedly in good condition.  The five police officers were treated by paramedics at the scene then taken to police headquarters to warm up and dry off.

An investigation is underway to determine why the car ended up in the water.


Spent the evening down in Vanier Park watching the Coast Guard and police try to drag a car out of the water. The car had rolled down the boat ramp. A man and a dog had been rescued from the car but they were still trying to retrieve the car when I left after and hour and a half in the rain. #vancouver #falsecreek

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You can see the car under the water in the flood light #vancouver #falsecreek

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Feature Image: Conrad Olson via Instagram

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