Man pulled from North Thompson River

By Chad Harris
March 9, 2016 - 3:27pm Updated: March 9, 2016 - 5:32pm

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops RCMP and Kamloops Fire Rescue pulled a man from the North Thompson River this afternoon.

The man was spotted just before 3 pm, in the river near Schubert Drive and Juniper Avenue.

After he was brought to shore, firefighters had to use ropes to pull him up to street level so he could be taken to an ambulance.

Acting Captain Steve Butchart of Kamloops Fire Rescue says the rope rescue was necessary considering the steepness of the bank.

"Anytime we have someone down a steep embankment, it's a safety precaution, for one thing we don't want them to fall back into the water," said Butchart.

It's not known why the man was in the river.

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