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Woman in mental health crisis rescued from river in Kamloops

A woman experiencing a mental health crisis in Kamloops last week was pulled from the Thompson River by an RCMP officer.

Police were called at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, to a report of a woman in crisis near the dog park on Airport Road in Kamloops, according to an RCMP media release.

Officers searched the shoreline calling out to the woman who yelled back, RCMP said. She was approximately 100 feet from shore.

“As officers awaited a rescue boat, the woman went silent and could be seen floating down the river on her back, her face barely above the water,” Kamloops RCMP media relations officer Crystal Evelyn said in the release.

One of the officers decided they could wait no longer, jumped into the river and pulled the woman out.

The woman was resuscitated and taken to the hospital.

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