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.

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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