A 42-year-old woman is dead following an incident on the Oldman River Monday evening. Fire and EMS crews responded to a 911 call reporting a person had entered the water and went under near Popson Park. According to witnesses, the Lethbridge woman whose name is not being released, had floated away from the group and appeared to have difficulty with the current. Her friends tried to reach her but lost sight of her a short time later. One of them climbed the bank of a coulee until he had cell phone reception and called for help. Fire paramedics were able to recover the body but resuscitation attempts were not successful.
Brendan Pyne is the water rescue team lead with Lethbridge Fire and EMS. He says there are all kinds of dangers in the Oldman River.