Man rescued from Hillsborough River

A 31-year-old Charlottetown man was rescued from the Hillsborough River Sunday night.

A 31-year-old Charlottetown man was rescued from the Hillsborough River Sunday night.

City police, RCMP, paramedics and the fire department responded to a call at 6:30 p.m.

Residents saw a man walking out into the river, near the waste plant.

The man was eventually rescued by firefighters, using a Coast Guard boat.

"He was only in about 18 inches to two feet of water, however the concern was not so much the depth of the water where he was, but the fact that when we tried to get him on shore he kept walking further out towards the channel," said Richard Collins, the Charlottetown police deputy chief.

"Would have been different circumstances if he would have reached the channel."

Collins said there was no explanation as to why the man was in the water. The man was uninjured.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a mental health evaluation.