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Holiday Scot and rescue bid pair drown.

A Scots tourist has been swept to his death by a freak wave while on holiday in Canada.

Two other men drowned trying to rescue him from raging waters on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Brian Craigie, 36, from Fochabers, Aberdeeenshire, was part of a 12- strong group of tourists.

They were on a trip organised by a Victoria-based tour company to the Pacific Rim National Park, Ucluelet, in British Columbia, on Thursday.

Canadian police said Brian had been standing on rocks when a wave swept him into the ocean.

Tour guide Cindy Storie, 29, attempted a rescue by tying shirts and jackets together to form a rope.

But as she tried to reach the Scot, another wave swept her away along with two other tourists.

Austrian Nikolius Stolzlechner, 27, and a 53-year-old man from London who hasn't been named, both drowned.

The tour guide was saved but had to be treated for shock and minor injuries.

Police said waves were high at this time of year and the rocks the at the spot where tragedy struck had been very slippery.

Brian's family in Scotland have been informed of the tragedy.
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Author:Drake, Chris
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 27, 1997
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