- February 14, 2005Fire, ambulance and police responders participated in the successful rescue of a woman from her vehicle after prolonged immersion in icy water in the early hours of Valentine’s Day morning. The happy ending is credited to a combination of individual initiative, interdepartmental cooperation and one woman’s amazing will to live.
- May 24, 1997On May 24, 1997, five people in two canoes overturned while attempting to run the flooded Kettle River near Grand Forks, BC. Three of them wound up trapped on debris, rapidly developing hypothermia in the cold water.
- June 18, 1996On June 18, 1996, 23 year-old Patrick Patenaude fell into the Kootenay River and was unable to escape a swirling swiftwater eddy.