It doesn’t matter how experienced you are out on the water, in heavy rainfall, being out on the water can be a risk for anyone.
That according to Jim Bonneville with North Vancouver District Fire and Rescue.
He says a woman went overboard from her canoe in the Seymour river just after 10 this morning.
“The woman actually came out on her own. She walked out of the river and crossed the bridge on her own. [She is] quite an experienced kayaker canoer; very strong swimmer. But the river was very, very high.”
Just before noon – when she was found – she was taken to Lions Gate Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being quite shaken up.
Everyone is safe and sound, but Bonneville advises the rest of the community to be prepared and to take extreme cautions when going in the water in extreme weather like today.