Missing kayaker found on Willow River

A kayaker was found Wednesday morning after he went missing while paddling along the Willow River.

Prince George RCMP said he and a partner had dipped into the river on Tuesday about 30 kilometres upstream from where it intersects Highway 16.

article continues below

RCMP were alerted at about 2 a.m. Wednesday after one of them failed to arrive at the rendezvous point.

RCMP continued patrols throughout the night and, at first light, Prince George Search and Rescue volunteers and an RCMP helicopter were mobilized.

At about 8:30 a.m., the man was spotted from the helicopter and was airlifted to paramedics to be assessed, although it appeared he had no major injuries.

"This incident should be a reminder to the public that our river systems are very high and very fast moving," RCMP said. "All water activities on rivers in our area are discouraged.

"If persons choose to participate in activities on rivers in our area, all precautions, especially wearing life jackets, should be taken."

Read Related Topics

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Prince George Citizen welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. Comments that contain external links will not be permitted. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Casting your ballot POLL

How will you be casting your ballot in the upcoming provincial election?

or  view results

Popular Citizen

Lowest Gas Prices in Prince George
Prince George Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com