LINE HONOURS GO TO THE FRENCH IN THE J.P. MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT ROUND THE ISLAND RACE

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Actual, the French Multi 50 Trimaran, bears off for maximum speed around the Needles, eventually taking line honours in today’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Photo: onEdition

Stop press 11.30: Four incidents have been reported by the race management team at the Island Sailing Club. There have been two head injuries and one spinal injury. Families have been informed and the Island Sailing Club will provide updates as further information becomes available. A small multihull capsized North of Hamstead Ledge on the North-West of the Island. All crew are safely onshore in Yarmouth.

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The Annual Weston-super-Mare Big Swim in aid of the RNLI. More people have climbed Everest than have swum this course.

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competitors in last year’s swim before the Race

On August 12th a group of hardy swimmers will brave the open seas in a sponsored swim in aid of the RNLI, the charity which saves lives at sea. Over £25,000 has been raised in the years since the race began

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Missing Hiker Located on Grouse

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By Curtis Jones

Date: June 22, 2012

Time: 18:10

Location: Front Side of Grouse, Near Old BCMC Trail

Weather: A LOT OF RAIN

At 18:10 on June 22, NSR was activated by the North Vancouver RCMP to search for a missing hiker who had gotten separated from his hiking companion on the front side of Grouse. Eariler in the day the subject, a 20 year old male, had intended to head up the Grouse Grind. However, at the very start he took a wrong turn and ended up on the Baden Powell Trail heading in the wrong direction. Shortly there after, he lost the trail in the early darkness of the rainy forest.

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Indian Arm SAR Station Maintenance

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By Curtis Jones

On Sunday, members headed up the Indian Arm to the IA SAR station to perform various maintenance tasks and ensure operational readiness of equipment. While one crew worked on performing upgrades to the communications systems, another took the all-terrain-vehicles for a run up the Indian River mainline road. This is essential for making sure the vehicles are in working condition when a call comes in. After a further orientation to the gear in the SAR station and some small maintenance tasks, members packed up and headed back down to the city.

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Missing Student

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By John Blown

Police and North Shore Rescue are asking the public for help identifying the whereabouts of a missing exchange student.

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating missing international student Jasper Houben. He lives in the 4000 block of Ranger Ave. in North Vancouver and he did not show up for a scheduled shift at work today on West Pender Street in Vancouver.

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Trouble on the return trip from Bermuda

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By Talbot Wilson

HAMILTON BERMUDA, June 26, 2012- The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee learned from Bermuda Harbour Radio on Tuesday that two boats returning from the Newport Bermuda Race had faced emergency situations that are being managed by Bermuda Radio and the US Coast Guard. Although they are not in control of the returning yachts, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the Cruising Club of America continue to monitor the situation and will assist as needed.

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