Jul 16, 2022
A male was transported to hospital in serious condition following a boat collision on Presqu'ile Bay in the Municipality of Brighton. Northumberland OPP, along with Northumberland EMS and Brighton Fire, responded to a two-vessel collision on Lake Ontario south of Brighton. The Brighton Auxiliary Rescue Unit and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton also provided assistance. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
Aug 25, 2021
On August 24, 2021, late in the evening, Brighton Rescue Unit was tasked to rescue a grounded sailboat on the east side of the Belleville bridge close to Meyers Pier. The sailboat was recently purchased by brand new sailors. Fortunately, there were no life threatening emergencies and no apparent damage to the vessel. The Brighton Rescue Unit successfully towed the sailboat off of a rock and escorted them safely back to their home harbour.
Dec 7, 2020
BARU and Tim Hortons: Valuable Community Partners Brighton Auxiliary Rescue Unit (BARU) would like to thank Brighton Tim Hortons for their support during this difficult COVID year. Doug Robertson, Chris Riley, and all the staff at Brighton’s Tim Hortons have shown incredible ongoing community support!
Jun 1 - Oct 15, 2020
Have a boat sitting in your back yard that hasn't seen the water in years? Are you tired of doing the seasonal maintenance on a toy that stopped being fun some time ago, do you just not have the room to store it anymore, or are you just plain tired of looking at it? Donate your boat to Brighton Rescue and receive a tax credit for the value of the sale of the boat.
Jun 20 - Sep 30, 2020
Our crew were on the St. Lawrence River SW of Rockport Ontario receiving instruction on our new crew vessel. As we were returning to the dealer's location we were flagged down by 3 people on a pontoon boat in the middle of the river. we came alongside and rafted with the vessel.
Jun 24 - Sep 30, 2020
Brighton Auxiliary Rescue has been busy this year, fundraising towards the purchase of a new rescue vessel as well as recruiting new volunteers. The vessel was brought back from repairs at Crates Marine after getting a water pump replaced and other minor fixes.