Another River Rescue

Elk Valley

2021-07-12 01:32 PDT

File # 2021-07-12 Elk Valley RCMP Media Report

Elk Valley River Rescue-SAR Swift Water Team

On Saturday, July 10, 2021 shortly around 4:30 pm, Elk Valley RCMPolice were advised that two males were wept down river near the red walking bridge just off Matevic Road, Sparwood, BC. One male was swept away and carried down river for a short distance when his friend jumped in to help him. Unfortunately, that male too was caught in the current and both were swept close to a gravel bar where they were able to secure their safety.

Immediately one of our partner’s Sparwood Search and Rescue (SAR) was alerted and a swift water rescue team was deployed to the area. Equipped with two river rafts, the team was able to effortlessly reach the gravel bar, outfit the males with safety equipment, and then transported them downstream to the second bridge. The males were not injured and very relieved to see the swift water team.




Released by

Cst. Debra A. Katerenchuk

Media Relations Officer
Elk Valley Regional Detachment
607 Douglas Fir Road, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0
Office: 250-425-6233
Cell: 250-423-0280
Fax: 250-425-2653


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