Emergency Crews are responding to a possible drowning at Chilliwack River. (Google Maps)

Emergency Crews are responding to a possible drowning at Chilliwack River. (Google Maps)

Crews respond to possible drowning on Chilliwack River

Incident happened near Tamihi Creek Campground, helicopter launched

There has been a possible drowning on the Chilliwack River Saturday afternoon.

Emergency crews, including Chilliwack River Valley Fire Department and BC Ambulance Service, were called to Chilliwack Lake Road and Slesse Road near Tamihi Creek Campground around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 where a female was in the water.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m., it was reported that she was out of the water and had possibly gone into cardiac arrest as a result. Before 12:45 p.m., emergency crews were on scene and performing CPR on her.

A helicopter was launched and a landing zone was set up at Thompson Park where the air ambulance landed at 1:07 p.m. More than an hour later, at 2:20 p.m., the helicopter had left the site.

RCMP were also on scene interviewing witnesses.


 

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