West Vancouver (Canada) – A man in his 40s died last Friday after he was swept away in a swift-moving creek in Cypress Falls Park. The man, whose name has not been released, entered the water to save a dog who got in the water and was being swept away in the current.
As reported by CBC News, the man, and his wife were walking a friend’s dog on Friday night when the dog entered the stream and began to struggle in the cold, fast-moving water. The man who tried to save the dog was carried away as well.
The man’s wife called 911 and rescue teams arrived, but searching in the dark was difficult. Family members spotted the bodies of the dog and man early the following morning.
Officials said that the creek is dangerous right now because of “rapid snowmelt” on Cypress Mountain.
(Representative image of creek via Pixabay)
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