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Ferry leaves with baby while mother ashore retrieving coolers.

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Picture of this women should be placed next to the word idiot in the dictionary.

B.C. ferry leaves with baby while mom still onshore

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/Rare+electric+guitar+stolen+from+Vancouver+home/7202002/story.html#ixzz2LQ14exUA

A departing B.C. Ferries vessel had to be turned around Sunday morning, after a woman left her five-month-old infant with a stranger on board so she could retrieve something onshore, and the ship sailed without her. The incident caused delays for all remaining sailings that day.

Ferries' spokeswoman Deborah Marshall confirmed that a woman and her child boarded Queen of Cowichan for an 8:30 a.m. sailing out of Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, after leaving a couple of coolers in the onshore luggage rack.

The coolers weren't permitted, so the woman was paged on board, Marshall said. "She left her baby with a lady she had met in the waiting room, went off the vessel to go collect her coolers, and in the meantime, the vessel had been cleared for sailing.

"Our crew didn't realize she had a baby on board, so obviously she was quite upset about the situation once she realized the ship had left," Marshall said. "So when we had the communication between the ship and shore, the captain decided to bring the vessel back to Horseshoe Bay and pick her up."

Marshall said it took several minutes for the situation to come to Ferries staff members' attention. The whole incident caused an hour's delay.

B.C. Ferries will, on occasion, turn a vessel around. The most common reason is a medical emergency, when it's closer to bring a ship back into port so a passenger can get medical help, rather than continue the voyage to the other side.

However, Marshall added, given that B.C. Ferries has an average of 500 sailings a day, it's extremely rare to turn a ship around and return to port.

"This was quite an unusual [sunday]. I can't say I've ever heard of it.

"Leaving a five-month-old in somebody else's hands is, how can I put this? It's not advisable."

Marshall said B.C. Ferries is looking into how it handled internal communications in the situation, including why staff members didn't know the woman was leaving a baby on board and if there was enough time for her to return ashore to collect her belongings.

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umm.... Not sure what to say to this other than the "unfit to be a parent line"

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Parenting rule #1

Never leave your child with a stranger.

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BC Ferries somehow gets sued for this ... Guaranteed ...

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I wonder how the stranger felt...someone just gave him (or her) a baby and then ran off the boat.

Must've been a long boat ride

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I wonder how the stranger felt...someone just gave him (or her) a baby and then ran off the boat.

Must've been a long boat ride

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I wonder how the stranger felt...someone just gave him (or her) a baby and then ran off the boat.

Must've been a long boat ride

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How is babby formed?

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obviously its the mothers fault for being such a dumbass, but you think the stranger coulda told somebody on the ferry that they had somebodies baby who went mia

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Or the stranger could have told the woman "No, take your baby with you."

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Exactly - who would take a baby from a complete stranger? Would a regular person not question this woman's sanity?

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I would have, and I would have also questioned her sanity.  But I still would have accepted the baby because I would be worried she may have tried to hand the baby off to someone else and maybe that person would be a bad choice.  At least by accepting the baby I would know it was safe.

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Could've been worse

alan-in-the-hangover.jpg

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I wonder how the stranger felt...someone just gave him (or her) a baby and then ran off the boat.

Must've been a long boat ride

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Why would you ever think it's a good idea to leave your baby with someone you just met? :picard:

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