Selkirk RCMP officers rescue woman from ledge of bridge

August 29, 2019
Selkirk, Manitoba

News release

On August 21, 2019, at 9:45 pm, Selkirk RCMP received a 911 call reporting a female standing on the edge of the bridge located on Eaton Avenue in Selkirk. This bridge spans the Red River.

Two officers responded within minutes and upon arrival, noted a woman perched on the outside railing of the bridge with her back to the river water below. They approached the female and attempted a dialogue with her but she refused to continue the conversation.

One of the officers then returned back to his police vehicle in order to block on-coming traffic and in doing so, the female turned her attention away from the officer directly in front of her. Recognizing this opportunity, the officer immediately grabbed a hold of the female who then attempted to fall backwards towards the water. Other officers then arrived on scene and assisted in pulling her over the railing.

The 40-year-old female, who was not injured, was subsequently transported to hospital for further assessment.


Contact information

Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
Twitter @rcmpmb | @GRCManitoba |

File number: 20191263018

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