Rescue boat called out for search

Rescue boat called out for search

Reports of person in water had river rescue sweeping the Columbia River shoreline Thursday afternoon


UPDATE: Friday July 17

Sgt. Darren Oelke confirmed Friday morning that the person who had threatened to jump from the Victoria Street Bridge was located in the city yesterday and safely transported to hospital.



Reports of a person in the water had river rescue crews sweeping the Columbia River shoreline Thursday afternoon.

The call came in around 12:30 p.m. and had Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue teams searching from the Victoria Street Bridge south to Rock Island and performing a grid search between the two bridges.

Trail police received a call of a person on the (Victoria Street) bridge threatening to jump in the river, Sgt. Darren Oelke told the Trail Times.

He said the person was reported seen walking to the other side.

“We are just trying to confirm the person’s whereabouts,” he added. “To be 100 per cent sure (the person is not in the water) between both bridges.”

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