A memorial service was held Saturday in Masset to mark the tenth anniversary of the air ambulance crash which killed all five people on board.
John Camp of the BC Ambulance Service said he still can vividly remember some of the events surrounding the crash. And he said he wanted people to remember the names of those killed.
“We have to acknowledge the people who risk their lives”, May Russ said speaking on behalf of the Council of the Haida Nation. “It is really important that we honour the people who lost their lives. It is important for their families to know that we do honour them and remember them.”
Nursing Supervisor Dawn Edwards said “I hope you can appreciate as I do the importance of the medevac team”.
A plaque at the Masset hospital reads as follows;
“Jeffrey Dolph, physician; Andres Goedicke, paramedic; Dan Jorgenson, pilot; Wendy Thompson, paramedic; Geir Zinke, pilot. They perished in the ocean off Masset during a medical air evacuation January 11, 1995. They lost their lives in the service of humanity. We will remember”.
Following the service, an open house was held at the ambulance facility and Mr. Camp later placed five red roses on the beach off the end of the Masset airport.
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