February 11, 2014 - 9:39 AM
KAMLOOPS - A man out on thin ice just east of Overlander Bridge this afternoon appeared to be playing games with police and fire crews trying to rescue him.
Numerous calls to 911 just after 2 p.m. reported a man wandering on dangerous ice near Overlander Bridge. Mounties and firefighters headed to Schubert Road to help — but it seems the man was more into playing than being rescued. At one point, the man was on ice where the North and South Thompson Rivers meet. Numerous times, he got down on his knees and offered his wrists in surrender, but when emergency personnel came close, he jumped up and ran away again.
A police helicopter was brought in to help guide the man away from the most dangerous areas while an emergency crew of at least nine continued to try to corral him.
The man was eventually tackled and helped onto solid ground by firefighters at about 3:20 p.m. It's not known at this time why he tried to evade help or if anyone was injured.
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-This story was updated at 6:46 p.m., Feb. 7, 2014 to add additional video footage.
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