Woman and dog rescued from water

Ridge Meadows

2021-06-14 13:23 PDT

File # 2021-11943

Pitt Meadows, B.C – A woman and her dog have been safely rescued from the Pitt River waters over the weekend.

On Sunday, June 13th, at around 11:30 AM, police received 911 calls regarding a woman who was trapped between logs and was submerged neck deep in the frigid Pitt River waters. The woman had been walking her dog along the dike trail area between Ferry Slip Road and Fraser Dyke Road when her dog had fallen into the water and was unable to get out. In an attempt to rescue her dog the woman had jumped into the river and became trapped between floating logs.

Ridge Meadows RCMP police officers, Constables Wagner and Sandhu, and Corporal Susko, who are stationed at the Pitt Meadows Community Police Office, were able to respond quickly. Upon arrival police found the woman and her dog both holding onto a log and unable to self-rescue. Constable Wagner was able to safely navigate the area and pulled the woman and her dog out of the water and move them to a safe area. Neither appeared to have any serious injuries but were transported to hospital by BC Ambulance service as a precaution.

The RCMP’s Air One helicopter responded and Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue was activated to assist however both were cancelled due to the quick response time of the attending police officers.

Released by
Constable Julie Klaussner
Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP
julie.klaussner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
 

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