Man rescued after falling into Pitt River

Coquitlam RCMP, search and rescue and Coast Guard respond.

  • Dec. 21, 2016 11:00 a.m.

A man is recovering with minor injuries after he fell into the Pitt River Tuesday night, police said.

Coquitlam RCMP were notified by the Coast Guard around 10 p.m. that they had received a distress call, reportedly from a house boat, close to Quarry Road. The house boat had a man, a woman and two dogs on board.

Coquitlam Search and Rescue said that the man had fallen into the river and hit a log. His companion had given him her clothes to keep him warm but both passengers were suffering from hypothermia by the time help search and rescue crews arrive.

Coquitlam firefighters transported both passengers and dogs to Pitt Lake boat launch. They were then transferred to ambulances and transported to hospital.

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