WINNIPEG - At 12:36 p.m. on May 6, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of an individual in the Red River who was unable to get to shore due to swiftly moving water. The 911 caller indicated the individual was last seen in the river near Annabella Street. Crews responded to the scene and launched WFPS water rescue vessels. The individual was located near the Louise Street Bridge and pulled to safety by WFPS members in a Zodiac boat. Paramedics transported the individual to hospital in unstable condition. At this time it is unknown how the individual came to be in the river. Residents are reminded to stay away from the banks of all waterways as water levels are high and water is moving quickly. Water temperatures are still very cold and can be deadly. Parents are also urged to speak to their children about the dangers of all waterways.
SOURCE - City of Winnipeg Release