Man, clad only in hospital gown, rescued from river

On September 15, 2011 at 4:19 PM police were called to a complaint on Hamer Road of a male in the middle of the road in his undies. Police attended and located a male dressed in boxers and displaying irrational behavior.

On September 15, 2011 at 4:19 PM police were called to a complaint on Hamer Road of a male in the middle of the road in his undies. Police attended and located a male dressed in boxers and displaying irrational behavior.

The male admitted to consuming illegal drugs and requested to be taken to the hospital. He went willingly with police to the hospital.

A short while later he fled from the hospital wearing only a hospital gown. Police were able to track him to the local Walmart.

Police made patrols in the Walmart area, and located the male in the Skeena River, in between Ferry Island and Walmart. Search and Rescue were called out.

The male was rescued approximately 2 km down the river, from where he entered at Walmart, on a gravel bar.

He was transported by the Search and Rescue boat to an ambulance at Fisherman’s Park boat launch, and then transported to hospital. He sustained some scratches on his arms and legs.