Dear Editor: Re: My letter regarding North Shore Rescue (NSR) published Friday, August 23, 2013.
I deeply regret writing my earlier letter to the North Shore News as I made several factual mistakes and wrongly accused Tim Jones of improper conduct. My information on the Sébastien Boucher rescue was incorrect. I now appreciate that and apologize for any harm caused by my false allegations.
I reviewed Jones' reply to my letter as published in the Aug. 28 edition of the North Shore News and agree that his version of the events is correct. In addition, I wish to retract and apologize for any and all allegations that Jones was inaccurate or misleading with the public, or that he played fast and loose with the truth.
I agree that there was full collaboration between the NSR and 442 Squadron. The two teams worked collaboratively on the rescue and successfully completed a very difficult assignment. It was inaccurate to suggest that NSR did not reach Boucher or required a rescue from Squadron 442. I commend both Squadron 442 and NSR for their tremendous skill and determination in this rescue.
In summary, my previous letter was inaccurate; I retract it fully and apologize to Mr. Jones and the other team members of NSR.
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