Tipped Canoe, but Canoeists OK
Prince George, BC – Two people have been located and are safe following a report of an overturned canoe on the Nechako River.
RCMP were advised around 2 this afternoon that there was an overturned canoe at the Cottonwood Island Park boat launch.
A witness reported the canoe had capsized and the two people in it were floating down the Nechako River.
The Prince George RCMP and other emergency services attended the area. The Prince George Search & Rescue Society, a helicopter, and a boat were requested to assist.
About 20 minutes later, police made contact with both canoe occupants who had found their way out of the Nechako River before getting to the Fraser River. Both canoers were wearing lifejackets and seemed to be uninjured.