Abby PD say four kayaking youths needed rescuing after paddling into an area with swift, rising water. (Twitter photo)

Abby PD say four kayaking youths needed rescuing after paddling into an area with swift, rising water. (Twitter photo)

Abbotsford police rescue 4 youth kayakers; warn people to avoid evacuated areas

Police are pleading with people to stay home and stop hindering emergency responders

Abbotsford Police Department is asking the public to stay out of evacuated areas.

According to a Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 16) tweet, Abby PD officers had to rescue four youths who kayaked into an area with swift rising water, and a tweet sent out two hours before the kayaking incident suggested citizens were attempting to access evacuated areas within the Sumas Prairie.

“Some are attempting to gain access for travel and to take pictures,” the tweet read. “This is impacting first responders rescue efforts. Please stay clear.”

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