Saskatoon Fire Department


A 28-year-old woman was taken to hospital Friday for treatment of hypothermia after emerging from the waters of the South Saskatchewan River. It is not known why she was in the river.

The drama on the river unfolded around 11:40 a.m. CST when firefighters were called to the banks of the river with reports of people in the water.

Once crews arrived, a witness pointed them to one woman who had just come out of the water. She was suffering from hypothermia and was taken, by ambulance, to hospital.

There was also an initial concern that a second person may have also been still in the water. However, crews were able to determine there was no one else in danger.

Later on Friday, the fire department said the woman was in the water behind a band shelter in Kiwanis Memorial Park.

The fire department also issued a reminder that even though ice if off the river, the water is extremely cold.