Tourists rescued from terrifying camping trip near Ucluelet

Two campers found themselves living in a nightmare when they woke up in the middle of a roughly 300-metre-wide river near Virgin Falls.

The couple had pitched their tent too close to the shoreline and, while they slept, the tide carried them out into the estuary, according to Sgt. Jeff Swann of the Ucluelet RCMP.

The couple managed to make it to the isolated patch of land where they spent two harrowing days separated from the way home by 300 metres of frigid flowing water.

“Everything they had they lost in the tent,” Swann said noting the pair was shoeless and without food or water.

He noted the situation could have become drastic had search and rescue not responded as quickly as they did.