Calgary, AB,

Calgary fire crews pull man from Bow River

At approximately 2:30 on Friday afternoon, December 4th, multiple calls were made to 9-1-1 to report a person or body floating in the Bow River near the Reconciliation Bridge. Calgary fire crews responded quickly and the aquatics team was able to intercept the unconscious individual near Fort Calgary. Wearing a dry suit, one of the aquatics team members went into the water and swiftly brought the man to shore. Firefighters waiting on shore immediately initiated patient care and started CPR. The patient was then transferred to EMS where two firefighters assisted paramedics in the ambulance with continuing CPR while en route to the hospital.

It is unknown how the man wound up in the river and how long he had been in the water.