Kayakers stranded on St. Mary’s River
On June 23, at 5:30 p.m. Kimberley RCMP received a call from three kayakers stranded on the St Mary’s River.
The kayakers had been going down the river when it got too rough. They were able to get to the shore, but the opposite side and couldn’t get back.
RCMP activated Kimberley Search and Rescue through Emergency Management BC. “In the interim an officer was able to access the other side and hike into the subjects. He then escorted them out and transported them back to Kimberley. The people were not injured,” reported Kimberley RCMP Detachment commander Sgt. Chris Newel.
The incident should serve as a reminder to those taking part in potentially high risk sports to make sure you are aware of the challenges and prepare accordingly, he added.
Lead image: The stranded kayakers after with RCMP made contact. Kimberley RCMP photo