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SAR and RCMP respond to incident on the Elk River

<p>On July 16, Fernie Search and Rescue and the RCMP responded to an incident on the Elk River. Ezra Black/The Free Press</p> -

On July 16, Fernie Search and Rescue and the RCMP responded to an incident on the Elk River. Ezra Black/The Free Press

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This afternoon, Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) was called out after a young man became entangled in a log jam in the Elk River just north of the Fernie Golf and Country Club, said the local rescue organization in a statement.

Fearing the victim had drowned, Fernie SAR and the RCMP raced to the scene.

Fortunately, the victim freed himself from the log jam and was picked up by a passing recreational boat.

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