Woman in South Thompson refuses rescue, eventually relents

By James Peters
September 10, 2018 - 5:01pm Updated: September 10, 2018 - 5:32pm

KAMLOOPS — A woman in the South Thompson River this afternoon was refusing rescue for a time, but is safe now.

The call came in to 9-1-1 at about 4:15 p.m., with the caller saying a woman was in the river near the Red Bridge, and her safety was unclear.

RCMP and Kamloops Fire Rescue responded, and when rescuers tossed the woman a lifeline, she refused it.

Police eventually convinced her to swim to shore, where she was being assessed by rescuers.

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