Sunday July 3, 2011

Local News

Fraser Canoeists Rescued

Pair plucked from River Sunday

Staff/Voice photo

 

This photo of the Fraser was taken on Ballam Rd. Sunday one-hour before river rescue took place a a hundred yards to the right.

 

ust after 2:15 P.M. Sunday, a witness at Gill Rd. called 9-1-1 and reported two people were in the Fraser River clinging to an overturned canoe. SAR and RCMP units were dispatched. Luckily for the canoeists, a passing boat pulled the pair out and handed them over to rescue teams who then took them to Jesperson boat launch where paramedics were waiting. One of the paddlers, an elderly male, was taken to hospital possibly suffering from mild hypothermia.

 

For safe boating information visit Paddle Canada here.

 

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