Man tries to swim across river A Kamloops man who got caught in the strong current of the Thompson River says his close call with danger won't stop him from attempting another crossing.
on Tuesday when he found himself pulled helplessly down the middle of the river. "I just didn't make it as far as I thought I would," said August, who had set off from behind Interior Savings Centre. "It was pulling me and pulling me." The 30 year old's plan was to swim leisurely in a northwest direction using a combination of backstrokes and standard swim strokes. He's a good swimmer, authentic louis vuitton agenda he said, and has made the crossing without trouble on many occasions. "I've done it before and it's easy." But August knew he was in trouble midway across on Tuesday. "I didn't think I'd make it to the other side; I louis vuitton authentication website knew (people) were close enough to hear me, so I just asked for help," said August, who yelled for help as the river pulled him toward the Overlanders Bridge. RCMP, Fire and Rescue, as well as two ambulances were dispatched to the area. Const. Sean Manson and two colleagues parked their police cruisers at Henry Grube Education Centre and made their way on foot down to the riverbank as August drifted toward them. They thought they might have a good chance to catch August, louis vuitton jelly shoes maybe even pull him to safety, before the current carried him farther west. "I just ran down with everybody else," said Manson. "He was already out of the water and walking." August's leg cramped in the water but somehow he managed to make it to the riverbank by the time the officers arrived. They helped get him to the Henry Grube parking lot where he was attended to by paramedics and released shortly after.
August was cold and shivering but otherwise unhurt. And, while he says he will probably try the river crossing again, RCMP say his close call is a good reminder of the power of the river. "It's always good to stay out of the water, especially when the water level is louis vuitton diaper bag amazon so high and you have such a fast moving current," said Manson.
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