Emergency crews rescue 4 people from Bow River in Calgary Saturday

Firefighters retrieve a raft from the Bow River. Global News

Emergency crews pulled four people from the Bow River near Edworthy Park Saturday morning.

First responders were called to the area at around 10:30 a.m., following reports of a raft hitting a bridge.

Calgary police said four people were tossed from a raft into the Bow River.

They were assessed at the scene but not taken to hospital. All four were wearing life jackets.

Members of the Calgary Fire Department managed to retrieve the raft which was lodged against the Edworthy Park pedestrian bridge.

With the high flow rates on the Bow River now, Calgary Fire Department Battalion Chief Stu Laird is cautioning boaters to give themselves plenty of time to steer clear of bridge abutments


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