Fire and Rescue media release – Swiftwater rescue

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At approximately 2:30pm on August 16, 2023, Prince George Fire Rescue, as well as RCMP and BC Ambulance services responded to the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser rivers for a Swiftwater Rescue.
On arrival seven members of a float party were found stranded on three separate islands within the rivers.

Prince George Fire Rescue Service (PGFRS) deployed their Rapid Deployment Craft as well as the river boat to effectively retrieve the stranded floaters and bring them back to shore.

No Firefighters or public required any medical attention.

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Claire Thwaites, senior communications advisor
City of Prince George

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