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Kootenay River fisherman rescued by local hero

A tragedy was averted in the Kootenay River Tuesday thanks to the heroics of a bystander.

An 84 year old man from Glade was fishing near Shoreacres when his boat overturned.

He was wearing a life jacket but was struggling to hold on in the very cold water and was calling for help.

Here’s RCMP Sgt Darryl Little.

Little says this shows the importance of wearing a life jacket and the need to tell someone where you are and when you’ll be home.

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