Young Trail man rescued from river embankment

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
February 23rd, 2015

A young Trail man is in hospital today after large rescue effort on the Columbia River near the old bridge this afternoon, according to Trail RCMP Const. John Grebe.

Grebe said the call came in at just past noon today, Tuesday, and police, fire/rescue and ambulance services arrived to find a young man had fallen off the old bridge and down a steep embankment.

“(We) were able to stabilize him, and he’s now being treated at KBRH with non-life-threatening injuries,” Grebe said.

Despite the fact the victim never fell into the river itself, the Search and Rescue boat was deployed to reach the man via water and transport him to the dock and thence to hospital, as the embankment was too steep to allow for a safe over-land rescue.

The man’s name and age are not being released at this time.

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