Four people are lucky to be alive after attempting to float down the Kiskatinaw River.

Sunday afternoon, the Dawson Creek RCMP, Search and Rescue, Ambulance and the Taylor Fire Department responded to the Kiskatinaw River Provincial Park after a female had been pulled from the river.

People using the park, rescued an unconscious female from the Kiskatinaw River and performed CPR. The female started to breath again and was able to inform park users that her husband and two other friends had fallen off their tubes into the river.

Approximately 45 minutes later, a male in his twenties, emerged from the bush and confirmed that he was one of the missing tubers. The male was able to swim to shore and hiked out in his bare feet.

With the males help, a ground search was initiated which included a helicopter from Fort St. John.

RCMP members were able to locate the two remaining males on a sand bar knee deep in water in the river canyon. Once the helicopter arrived, Search and Rescue personnel were able to rescue the two males.

According to the RCMP, the female and two males were taken to the Dawson Creek Hospital, the four person, refused to go.

The RCMP believe that if not for the bystanders at the Kiskatinaw Park, this may have ended tragically. The RCMP would like to thank these people for their help during this situation.

Police remind the public that they should stay away from local rivers which are at high levels and running with dangerously swift currents.