A surfer was rescued late Thursday in the waters off Jordan River after finding themselves too far off shore after dark.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center in Victoria says they were alerted via a 911 call at 9:11 p.m.

People at the Jordan River Regional Park Campground reported hearing someone in the water calling for help.

Sooke RCMP, local fire crews and BC Ambulance responded as well.

Sooke RCMP say that two surfers managed to reach the man and bring him back to shore just before 10 p.m., a person on a Sea-Doo assisted.

The man had been in the water for more than an hour and was suffering from hypothermia, but was otherwise okay.

Correction: an earlier version of this article stated that a person on a Sea-Doo had rescued the surfer, but authorities who were on scene say that two other surfers were in fact the first ones to reach him. 



Ben O'Hara