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RCMP Constable saves women from marshy waters

By Contributor
June 5th, 2013

A 26-year-old Kelowna woman can thank her lucky stars after a RCMP Constable saved her from drowning in marshy waters Sunday night.

At 11 p.m. (June 3) Kelowna RCMP received a request to locate a woman after she left a Rutland-area recovery house earlier in the evening.

The Kelowna woman, who suffers from an alcohol addiction, had apparently purchased some liquor before wandering off and her family was concerned for her wellbeing.

The woman was located in the Chichester Wetland Park, partly submerged in the marshy water. She appeared to be bogged down in the muck and was exhausted by her attempts to free herself.

Cst WALKER entered the marsh and held the woman above water until further assistance could arrive.

The Kelowna Fire Department arrived minutes later with equipment to pull both the woman and the Constable from the mire.

The woman was then transported to hospital with hypothermia-like conditions.

Fortunately her family called when they did as it’s very likely the woman would not have survived much longer, let alone the rest of the night in the frigid waters, said Cst CLARK, Media Relations Officer for the Kelowna RCMP.

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