Kamloops firefighters pull 'unresponsive' man from South Thompson River in Valleyview

Crews pull man from river

An "unresponsive" man was rushed to hospital after being pulled from the frigid South Thompson River in Valleyview on Saturday.

Emergency crews were called to an area along the water near Kelly Douglas Road at about noon.

Kamloops Fire Rescue Capt. Wade Lindoff told Castanet Kamloops a man was found in the water not far from shore.

“We had two guys in water suits down by the river's edge and they located the person,” Lindoff said. “The person was unresponsive so they pulled him onto shore and they initiated CPR.”

Lindoff said firefighters set up a rope system to pull the man out of the water.

“The ambulance arrived to transport him to the hospital, one of our guys went with them," he said. "They were doing CPR on him, he was unresponsive when we left him at the hospital. I don't know his condition after that.”

Lindoff said the man looked to be middle-aged.

There is no word on the man's condition.

Calls to RCMP from Castanet Kamloops have not yet been returned.

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