A local man ended up spending New Year’s Eve with Chilliwack Search and Rescue (CSAR) on Thursday.
On Dec. 31, 2020 at around 2:30 p.m. CSAR was called to reports of a would-be fisherman who tried to access the bank of the Chilliwack River, but slipped and went over a cliff.
According to posts on social media, the incident happened near the On-The-Way Store in the 46000-block of Chilliwack Lake Road, and around 4:30 p.m., CSAR was having a hard time reaching the victim.
After some time, and as darkness fell, the man was eventually roped out safely.
It was CSAR’s “busiest year” with the Dec. 31 rescue being its 109th call in 2020, Chilliwack Search and Rescue announced on social media.