KFR rescues women from South Thompson River

By Jill Sperling
May 29, 2016 - 9:41am Updated: May 29, 2016 - 5:04pm

KAMLOOPS — Two females were rescued from the South Thompson River last night after their vehicle went into the water.

Kamloops Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Dave McMahon says personnel responded to the incindent in Dallas around 7:45 last night, May 28. 

"Two females were out hiking along the riverbank when their vehicle somehow managed to leave the road that they were on," McMahon said. 

"The reports are that it was a dog in the vehicle, so whether the dog inadvertently somehow removed the brake, or whatever happened, the vehicle ended up going into the river and being submerged."

McMahon says the two females became stuck on some rocks.  

KFR's rescue boat reached the pair and rescued them. 

McMahon said RCMP were responsible for the vehicle recovery. 

Calls to RCMP have not been been returned.

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