Person Rescued from Red River After Being Swept Away

Person Rescued from Red River After Being Swept Away

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One person was swept away in the Red River early Monday before clinging to a log and eventually pulled out by first responders.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says they were called to the area of Waterfront Drive at around 6:30 a.m., where they found a person staying afloat holding onto a log.

The person was pulled to safety at around 6:47 a.m. and taken to hospital in stable condition. It’s unclear how long they were in the water or what happened leading up to the incident.

“Residents are reminded that waterways and the banks surrounding them are not safe,” the WFPS said in a release. “With elevated river levels, water is fast-moving and unpredictable. Parents and teachers are reminded to speak to their children about the importance of staying away from all waterways.”



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