On Sept. 1, SAR rescued a man stranded on a gravel bar in the Skeena River in a two-hour operation. (Google Maps Screenshot)

Terrace Search and Rescue retrieve man stranded on gravel bar in Skeena River

He had jumped off the bridge in suicide attempt

Terrace Search and Rescue (SAR) rescued a person stuck on a gravel bar in the Skeena River on Sept. 1 after he jumped from the Skeena River railway bridge.

This past Sunday at approximately 10:00 p.m., SAR was notified by RCMP that a man was stranded following a suicide attempt in which he jumped from the bridge, according to a Sept. 3 SAR Facebook post.

Surviving the fall, the man then swam to a gravel island in the river.

Using SAR’s inflated boat, two SAR swiftwater rescue volunteers and one RCMP member crossed fast-moving water to retrieve the man.

He was then handed over to Emergency Health Services for treatment.

The Terrace Standard has contacted SAR for additional information.



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