Two young people were rescued Friday afternoon after running into trouble while floating down the Nechako River.
They were found stranded on an island between Hanbury and Rustad Roads, between the Foothills Bridge and the John Hart Bridge, Prince George Fire Rescue chief John Lane said.
They were reached with the help of a Del Haven Estates resident who had a boat ready to deploy.
The boat's owner and a firefighter made their way upriver from Pozer Road and reached the couple who were injured.
But it could have turned out much worse, Lane indicated.
"Both the Nechako and Fraser are still running high, fast, and cool," Lane said. "Life jackets should be worn at all times by anyone floating or boating on the rivers.
"Additional caution must also be exercised near river banks, where hidden erosion may cause sudden bank collapse."