Saskatoon firefighters rescue aggressive man on riverbank
Fire and police officers worked from shore's edge and on the water to rescue man
Firefighters were called to the South Saskatchewan Riverbank on Tuesday afternoon to rescue a man who needed help.
At around 4:50 p.m., a retired firefighter saw a man near the Broadway Bridge who seemed to be in distress.
Two water rescue units and a fire engine were sent out, along with a battalion chief.
When they arrived, firefighters said the man was uncooperative and threatening. He was also in an area near the shore's edge which was hard to access.
Officers made a plan and worked from the shore's edge and the water to rescue the man.
He was taken out of the river at about 5:30 p.m. CST and handed over to Saskatoon police.