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No injuries after two adults, child tossed from raft on Bow River

The Bow River viewed from the George C. King Bridge in Calgary on Friday, March 31, 2017. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/660 NEWS)

CALGARY — Two adults and one child walked away unharmed, but very cold, after being tossed from their raft on the Bow River Thursday morning.

The three were floating down the northwest portion of the river around 10:30 a.m. when they hit a bridge abutment, sending them all into the water.

The current carried them roughly 500 metres downstream.



“One of the people had a cellphone with them, once they were able to hang on to something above the water, called 9-1-1, which enacted emergency responders to come to the scene,” said Carol Henke with the Calgary Fire Department.

Henke says two of the people were found close to shore, but hadn’t quite made it yet. While the third person was found holding onto a rock.

Luckily, all three were wearing life jackets, which helped the situation not get any worse than it already was.