July 11, 2014 2:34 pm

Boat and dock drift down Red River in Winnipeg

A boat and the dock it was attached to drifted down the Red River in Winnipeg on Friday, July 11, 2014

Global News

WINNIPEG – The risks of high, fast moving water were on display in Winnipeg Wednesday when a boat and the dock it was attached to drifted uncontrolled down the Red River.

A Winnipeg Police boat caught up with the pair just north of the Provencher Bridge and brought them to shore at the Alexander Docks.

Police river patrol boat takes control of drifting boat and dock on the Red River in Winnipeg on Friday, July 11, 2014

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There was no one on board the drifting boat. Emergency crews got a call that a boat and dock were adrift in the Red River at about 1:15 p.m. The boat appears to have come from the Redboine boating club on Churchill Drive in Riverview: police planned to tow it back there Friday afternoon.

The Winnipeg Police River Patrol Unit says water levels on both Red and Assiniboine Rivers are extremely high and fast moving.

Police river patrol boat takes control of drifting boat and dock on the Red River in Winnipeg on Friday, July 11, 2014

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