Cumberland House man pulled from fast moving river

Police pull 22-year-old man from fast-moving South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon. Devin Sauer / Global News

SASKATOON – A 22-year-old Cumberland House man was pulled from the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon on Friday afternoon.

First responders received a call just after noon that a person had gone into the river near the weir.

He had gone into the river at the train bridge and then tried to swim to shore. It only took a short period of time for him to travel one kilometre downstream where he was grabbed by emergency services and helped to shore.

Police are investigating reports that he jumped off the train bridge and charges are pending.

Fire officials say everyone needs to stay off the river and city officials are warning rescue attempts may not be possible due to the strong current.

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