VicPD officers at the Johnson Street bridge for a report of a person in the water on Oct. 14. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VicPD officers at the Johnson Street bridge for a report of a person in the water on Oct. 14. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Man rescued from Victoria’s Inner Harbour

One officer treated for exposure to cold after being in water for significant amount of time

Victoria police successfully located a man, who was the subject of a search of Victoria’s Inner Harbour on Wednesday.

According to the Victoria Police Department, the man, who was in distress, is alive and appears to be suffering from non-life-threatening injuries from exposure to the cold.

Police were called around 4:20 p.m. to the south side of the Johnson Street bridge. One patrol officer jumped into the water and searched underneath nearby docks. That officer was searching for a significant amount of time and was subsequently treated by paramedics for exposure to the cold.

At approximately 7:20 p.m. the man surfaced from the water and was brought to a dock by officers. Officers were able to confirm the man’s identity as the same person who was last seen in distress in the water earlier that day.

He was transported to hospital by paramedics.

Members of the Victoria Fire Department, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Coast Guard and the Saanich Police Dive Team were all involved in the search.

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VicPD officers at the Johnson Street bridge for a report of a person in the water on Oct. 14, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VicPD officers at the Johnson Street bridge for a report of a person in the water on Oct. 14, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VicPD officers at the Johnson Street bridge for a report of a person in the water on Oct. 14, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VicPD officers at the Johnson Street bridge for a report of a person in the water on Oct. 14, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VicPD officers at the Johnson Street bridge for a report of a person in the water on Oct. 14, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VicPD officers at the Johnson Street bridge for a report of a person in the water on Oct. 14, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

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