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Rope rescue used to pull man from shore of North Thompson River in Kamloops

Members of Kamloops Fire Rescue, Kamloops RCMP and paramedics pull man up from river shore.
March 09, 2016 - 3:47 PM

KAMLOOPS - Firefighters conducted a rope rescue near a steep embankment in the North Shore neighbourhood this afternoon.

Kamloops RCMP, Kamloops Fire Rescue and paramedics attended to a man near the North Thompson River around 3 p.m. today, March 9, where they wrapped him in blankets, placed him in a sled-like board and pulled him up from the water's edge.

The man, who wasn’t wearing a shirt, appeared to be in his late 20s and was conscious at the time of the rescue.

Earlier reports said the man was pulled from the water, but a firefighter at the scene said when emergency services showed up at Schubert Drive and Juniper Avenue, the man was not in the water.

A man rescued from the shore of the North Thompson River was wrapped in blankets and pulled up the embankment this afternoon, March 9, 2016.
A man rescued from the shore of the North Thompson River was wrapped in blankets and pulled up the embankment this afternoon, March 9, 2016.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brendan Kergin at bkergin@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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