Vernon emergency crews pull person from downtown culvert | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
7.3°C

Vernon News

Vernon emergency crews pull person from downtown culvert

Image Credit: SUBMITTED: City of Vernon
September 24, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Vernon RCMP along with firefighters pulled a person from a culvert in downtown Vernon yesterday.

According to a City of Vernon media release shortly after 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23, emergency services received a call that an individual was in the water at the Lower BX Creek at the 3400 block of 35 Avenue. The report said a person had entered the culvert but had not come back out.

"Firefighters worked with members of the RCMP, City of Vernon Utilities, Bylaw Compliance and BC Ambulance Service to close the area to traffic and survey the creek and storm sewer system underground," the release says.

City staff used a camera that helped emergency responders find an individual below ground, who was then led out of the culvert and out of the water. The individual was then assessed by the B.C. Ambulance Service.

The RCMP is currently investigating the circumstances.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Ben Bulmer or call (250) 309-5230 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2020
iNFOnews

  • Popular kamloops News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile