Man saved from Fraser River

it took teamwork to pull man out after he fell into river on Thursday in Maple Ridge.

  • May. 27, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Two bystanders, RCMP and paramedics pulled a man from the Fraser River in Maple Ridge late Thursday.

Ridge Meadows RCMP and B.C. Ambulance Service were called to the Haney Wharf on River Road around 11:40 p.m.

According to police, two bystanders were found hanging onto an intoxicated 49-year-old man who had fallen into the river.

Police used a “life-line” rope to hold the man above the water, and collectively they pulled him out of the river onto the dock.

“This rescue shows what team work can do,” said Cpl. Brenda Winpenny. “By pulling together, the rescue team were able to save this man from drowning. Although suffering from mild hypothermia, the victim is expected to make a full recovery.”