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.”

Just Posted

Trail and area artists eligible for arts training grant

Grant to support learning for visual and performance artists

New affordable housing in the works for East Trail

The proposal involves tearing down the old McBride Manor house and building a “nine-plex”

Snow hosts available to help you explore the Rossland Range

Safe and responsible way to learn about Rossland Recreation Site

Support for Music Heals Program in Trail

The music therapy program for seniors runs in Columbia View Lodge

South Columbia SAR hoping season stays relatively quiet

Group has responded to four calls so far this winter

First Nation supporters march to Horgan’s MLA office

Dozens marched across the Greater Victoria community of Langford to support the Wet’suwet’en people

Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax

Many exemptions to tax, but annual declarations required

Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson ‘feeling good’ after knee injury

Pettersson said he wasn’t feeling any pain during Wednesday’s skate

Kentucky canoe outfit borrows photo of Trudeau family to market business

They are in a red canoe, all clad in life jackets, and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Ella-Grace are waving

Ratfish generates social media buzz on Vancouver Island

Boneless, glowing creature a common bycatch, but it usually stays in deep waters – fish expert

UPDATE: Liberal bows out of byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race

Karen Wang says she made comments online that referenced Singh’s cultural background

Daredevil changes game plan to jump broken White Rock pier

Brooke Colby tells council daredevil event would help boost waterfront business

B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages

The December storm wreaked havoc on B.C.’s south coast

Most Read