The waters off the Selkirk trestle looking toward Banfield Park. (Google Maps)

Good Samaritan aids in woman’s rescue from Victoria’s Gorge Waterway

Victoria police and firefighters assist in the rescue

A woman in crisis was rescued from the Gorge Waterway on Wednesday night by a passerby who stopped to help.

According to the Victoria Police Department, shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 2, officers were called to the Selkirk Trestle where a woman was reported in the water. While on scene, police noted a passerby had climbed down the trestle and helped get the woman to a trestle piling.

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Members of the Victoria Fire Department assisted with a rescue boat, working with officers and the Good Samaritan to rescue the woman. Firefighters transported the woman and the man assisting her to a nearby dock.

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VicPD apprehended the woman under the Mental Health Act and she was taken to hospital for assessment.

The woman and man who assisted her did not report physical injuries.


 

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