“Woman saved after attempting suicide because of a misdiagnosed illness – mistakes in diagnosis push people to suicide, assisted or not.”
A Ladysmith artist who survived five hours in the frigid waters of the Salish Sea in late October and the rescuers who gave her a second chance at life were both struck with emotion as they met again in Ladysmith on Sunday.
“They were absolutely amazing and so compassionate and it was just such a beautiful meeting – I totally remembered the faces of the two guys that pulled me out of the water,” said Mya DeRyan.
“This was an extraordinary circumstance because they were looking for someone who didn’t want to be found.”
The 52-year-old jumped from the third car deck of BC Ferries’ Queen of Cowichan vessel traveling from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay on Oct. 30.