Prince Albert man helps save girl struggling in river
A quick-acting Prince Albert man teamed up with rescue officials to save a 13-year-old girl who was in the swift-flowing North Saskatchewan River earlier this week.
On Tuesday, the man, who lives in the area, got his kayak after spotting the girl struggling in the water.
He was able to reach her before a fire department crew arrived and deployed their zodiac.
Together, they got her out of the river.
She was taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries.
The fire department said it's another warning that the river current is dangerous and people have to stay away from the river's edge.
"The banks are steep and unstable in multiple locations," deputy fire chief Joe Zatlyny said in a news release.
"The current moves at different speeds in different parts of the river and there can be hazards floating down the river and under the water that can be extremely dangerous to even trained rescuers with specialized equipment."
If anyone sees someone falling in the river, they should call the fire department, he said.