Emergency personnel were called out to rescue an intoxicated man who stumbled down an embankment along Rogers Creek, Thursday afternoon (May 9).
The call originally came in around 2:15 p.m. as a near-drowning, but turned out to be an intoxicated male, according to a first responder at the scene.
“He was stuck on the other side of the river; we had to get him back (to the park side).”
The person was strapped to a stretcher, brought out of the bush and taken to West Coast General Hospital for treatment.
The incident happened behind the Roger Creek Waterpark along a trail popular with dog walkers and people seeking a cool spot to escape the record-breaking heat Port Alberni has been experiencing this week.