Babes survive plunge in Vedder

Two babies in a double stroller plunged into the Vedder River after it slipped from one of the mothers pushing it along a trail Tuesday.

Two babies in a double stroller overturned in the Vedder River after it slipped from the hands of one of the mothers pushing it along the Vedder River Trail Tuesday.

“The stroller landed on its side submerging one of the babies for a few seconds,” Const. Tracy Wolbeck said in a news release.

One of the mothers was treated at hospital for a badly twisted ankle, but neither of the babies was injured.

She said the mothers of both babies, and a man who had been walking on the trail, chased after the stroller as it rolled down an embankment into the river.

“This is every parent’s worst nightmare,” said Wolbeck, adding that she is also a mother and could see how the accident happened.

“We are all very grateful that this story had a happy ending,” she said.

Chilliwack Progress