Wednesday, August 22, 2012
SAR Plucks One From Vedder
Rescuers find woman clinging to log in canal
ust after 6 P.M. Wednesday the Chilliwack Fire Department received reports of a woman on a log that was drifting down the Vedder River in the vicinity of Lickman Rd.
Witnesses said the woman wasn't wearing a life jacket.
Chilliwack Search and Rescue were quick to respond and launch a vessel and effect the rescue and by 7 P.M. the woman was out of the water and being attended to by paramedics.
Each year people drown in the waterways simply because they weren't wearing a floatation device.
It's a good idea to wear one even when on the riverbanks. People fall in off the bank and are swept away never to be seen alive again.
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