Evacuation at campsites

June 13, 2017

Grande Prairie Rural RCMP respond and evacuate campers

Grande Prairie, Alberta: On June 10, 2017 at approximately 12:06 pm Grande Prairie RCMP received a call to assist with the evacuation of campers in the McLeod Flats area due to the rising river.

Grande Prairie Rural RCMP as well as the County Enhanced RCMP assisted with the evacuation. Police observed several camping trailers wheel high in the rising river. All persons were accounted for in the immediate area. During the evacuation two people became stranded on a small island formed by the rising river. STARS was contacted to assist and was able to successfully rescue both individuals.