Heavy rains prompt river warning

Local anglers are being reminded to watch for changing conditions on the Chilliwack and Vedder Rivers.

Chilliwack Search and Rescue volunteers attempt to reach a fisherman cut off by rapidly rising water on the Chilliwack River.

Local anglers are being reminded to watch for changing conditions on the Chilliwack and Vedder Rivers.

Heavy rainfall higher up the Chilliwack River Valley can have a dramatic impact on river levels down stream.

On Oct. 26 levels measured at the Vedder Bridge rose  more than 30 centimetres throughout the day.

That means a dry gravel bar can quickly become cut off from shore.

On Tuesday, Search and Rescue volunteers were called out to help reach a stranded fisher. On Wednesday they were called out again after a boat capsized.

No one was injured in either case.