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Chase RCMP called to rescue fisherman swept into Adams River

Shuswap Search and Recsue called, fisherman escaped the current unharmed
Chase RCMP and Shuswap Search and Rescue were called to assist in finding a fisherman swept away in the Adams River. (Shuswap Search and Rescue photo)

A fisherman swept away by the Adams River was found unharmed earlier this month.

On Oct. 1 around 11:15 a.m., police received a call after a fisherman lost his footing and was swept away in the Adams River current, said Chase RCMP Sgt. Barry Kennedy in an Oct. 25 media release.

The fisherman’s friends said the man wasn’t wearing a personal flotation device but was wearing fishing waders, which was of concern, said Kennedy, because if they filled with water the man might not be able to stay afloat.

RCMP received assistance from Shuswap Search and Rescue, responding from Salmon Arm.

By the time police arrived, Kennedy said the fisherman had made it back to shore and was uninjured, hiking to the road to rejoin his friends.

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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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