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Even fly fishing in ankle deep water can be dangerous
August 12, 2011 06:34PM
Friends say man who drowned trying to rescue girlfriend was a hero

By TRACY SHERLOCK, Vancouver Sun August 12, 2011 4:02

The man who drowned after jumping in the Cheakamus River to try to save his girlfriend who had fallen into the fast-moving water is being remembered as a valiant hero.

Justin Chan, 34, and his girlfriend, Amy Wong, were fly fishing in “ankle-deep” water in the river near Whistler on Saturday, Aug. 6, when Wong fell into the water after hooking a fish.


... On the fatal day, the two victims were on a guided fishing tour. Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair said after they were swept away the guide followed them until the area became impassable on foot and then called 911. A helicopter and two rescue kayakers were dispatched to the scene.


http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Friends+drowned+trying+rescue+girlfriend+hero/5248589/story.html
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