13-Year-Old Rescued After Being Swept Away by River in Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat, Alberta – On May 9, 2017 at about 8:30 pm police were dispatched to the river valley of the Ranchlands area after a 13 year old boy was swept away by the current after playing on the river bank with 2 other boys.

The boy was carried down stream about 300 metres when he was able to get onto a small island that was in the middle of the river. Fire rescue deployed their jet boat and was able to get to the boy, who did not sustain any injury.


Police and Fire would like to remind everyone to stay away from the river banks as the current is strong and the river levels are dangerous at this time of the year.

Medicine Hat Police Service


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