Record-breaking save for Chilliwack search and rescue

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Chilliwack Search and Rescue says it’s the biggest rescue it has ever done.

Manager Doug Fraser says twenty members, a jet boat, two sea doos, and white water rafts were used to rescue 37 fisherman stranded at Peg Leg Bar on the Fraser River around 5pm.

“This little side channel that was knee deep, perhaps 20 feet across, became 80 feet across, water was 9 or 10 feet deep.”

Fraser says it was a dangerous situation and he is relieved no one was injured.

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