Just after noon on Saturday, March 23rd, the VPD received a report of a distraught woman walking out into the waters of Burrard Inlet from Crab Beach. Officers arrived on scene and were concerned for the immediate well-being of the woman in her 30s. Four officers swam to the woman floating approximately 50 feet from the shore. The officers were able to work as a team to successfully get her back to the shoreline without anyone involved being injured.
“This is another example of the challenges our officers are faced with during their day-to-day duties. There really is no other career with as much variety,” says Constable Jason Doucette. “We are very proud to have these officers on our VPD team.”
The woman was taken to hospital for medical assessment and our officers were taken back to headquarters to warm-up. There is no additional information available.