Family rescued after Bow River rafting mishap
All members of family were wearing life jackets
The Calgary fire department's aquatic rescue team was called out Saturday afternoon after a family out rafting ended up in the water.
The family's raft struck a tree sticking out from the side of the riverbank and all five members ended up in the water. The adult male of the group and a 10-year-old child managed to make their way to safety while rescue crews had to pull the mother and two children, ages seven and eight, out of the water.
All members of the family were wearing life jackets.
Officials are reminding people to be aware of the dangers posed by the new river patterns created since the flood.
It will take time for hazards like trees to be removed from the river and people are being advised to use caution when heading out onto the river.