Hearth crews rescue trapped man and canine from submerged automobile north of Osoyoos Lake

2021-04-20 04:34:00

The Oliver Hearth Division carried out a heart-pounding water rescue and pulled a person and his canine from {a partially} submerged automobile north of Osoyoos Lake on Monday morning.

Osoyoos RCMP says a Jeep Cherokee drove off of a dike roadway into the river channel north of the lake with one man and his canine aboard.

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Firefighters educated in swift water rescue responded to emergency calls simply after 10:00 a.m.

“Crews adopted a dust path alongside the river towards the north finish of Osoyoos Lake the place the river begins to enter into the lake,” fireplace division spokesperson Rob Graham mentioned in an e mail to World Information.


Firefighters rescue a person and his canine from a automobile that ended up within the Okanagan River off Street 22 Monday morning.


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“Crews discovered a automobile submerged as much as the center of the door. A person and his canine had been nonetheless contained in the automobile.”

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Firefighters educated in swift water rescue donned their drysuits and private flotation gadgets and proceeded into the chilly water.

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They introduced a lifejacket and tow rope to help in serving to the person and his canine again to shore.


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“The person and canine had been each rescued efficiently and the person was transported to hospital by BCEHS and the canine was taken to the native canine shelter,” Graham mentioned.

The person was aware and isn’t believed to have suffered any severe accidents.

Graham mentioned he couldn’t verify how or why the automobile ended up within the water, referring inquiries to RCMP.

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“Though neither the person nor his canine was injured, the person was transported to hospital for a medical evaluation whereas his canine was secured with native animal management,” police mentioned.




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