Anglers on the Vedder River on Sunday witnessed a violent assault of an individual on shore by a number of males in a jet boat.
One angler captured the incident on video at round 3:30 pm on July 24, 2022.
The nameless man who submitted the video to The Progress mentioned the boat went eastbound on the slender stretch of the Vedder River west of the prepare bridge touring extraordinarily quick.
A minimum of one individual on shore yelled on the boat to decelerate because it was in a shallow, slender location.
“The boat was gone for about quarter-hour and got here again,” the witness advised The Progress. “Somebody yelled once more to decelerate. The boat simply placed on the brakes and stopped on shore. Three individuals went to the underside and three guys come out… they kicked and punched one individual to the pinnacle.”
The witness mentioned the boat was rushing, and the lads have been ingesting. Past the apparent bodily assault caught on video, one witness additionally steered it was a violation of Fisheries and Oceans Canada guidelines as a result of salmon are spawning within the river proper now.
“This cannot be tolerated in our society,” he mentioned. “Folks must be charged, if not having their boat confiscated.”
There have been 4 males and two ladies on the jet boat. One lady had blonde hair, the opposite darkish brown or black. The 4 males have been carrying shorts: one had blond hair and no shirt; one had a black shirt and a beard; one had on a inexperienced shirt and was bald; and the motive force of the boat wore a white shirt.
A couple of individual contacted The Progress to say that somebody on the shoreline threw a rock on the boat previous to the assault, however the two witnesses didn’t report that.
There have been no markings on the facet of the boat aside from HCM. Somebody who works within the marine business mentioned the boat is a “Hells Canyon Marine” constructed boat. Hells Canyon Marine is predicated in Clarkston, Washington.
(*Editor’s notice: A earlier model of this story mentioned the markings mentioned “RCM” however that was incorrect.)
The incident was reported to police and the Chilliwack RCMP file quantity is 2022-27173. Anybody with details about the assault is requested to name the non-emergency line at 604-792-4611.
Do you’ve one thing so as to add to this story, or one thing else we should always report on? E-mail:
assaultchilliwackCops and CourtsDerelict boatsvideo