Canoeist remains in critical condition after river rescue
Man and teenage son were rescued from Red River in St. Adolphe, Man., on Sunday
A 64-year-old man remains in critical condition in a Winnipeg hospital after he and his teenage son were rescued from their capsized canoe in the Red River over the weekend.
RCMP and emergency crews, including the STARS air ambulance, were dispatched to the river in St. Adolphe, Man., during the noon hour on Sunday.
Responders found the overturned canoe along with the man and his 13-year-old son, who were wearing life jackets and were floating in the water.
Both father and son were taken to hospital in Winnipeg. The teen has since been released, while his father remains in critical condition, RCMP said in a release Monday.
According to police, the pair had departed earlier in the day to observe wildlife, but on their way back their canoe was lifted onto a high wave and capsized.
A man who lives in the area jumped into the river and helped the boy to shore, while firefighters with the Rural Municipality of Richot rescued the man with the help of a zodiac boat.