A 60-year-old man is reported to in critical condition after a kayaking incident in the water near Pedder Bay Marina in Metchosin
Beverly Dorma witnessed the events in a nearby boat when the May Day call came in.
Dorma and friends removed the anchor and changed course to help find the man.
The trouble occurred when he reportedly left the kayak in an attempt to retrieve a broken paddle.
He was recovered by the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and taken to a nearby hospital.
There have been no updates on his condition at this point.
We will continue to provide updates on the situation.