FERNDALE, Wash. — First responders were dispatched about 4:30pm on Thursday, August 17th, to the Nooksack River at the Main Street bridge in Ferndale due to reports of 2 people stranded on a sand bar.
Whatcom County Fire District 7 Division Chief Ben Russell told Whatcom News about 5pm they had requested assistance from Whatcom County Search and Rescue (SAR) who are equipped with a boat to retrieve the people.
Russell said it appeared neither had suffered any injuries.
SR volunteers arrived and launched a rescue boat from the boat launch below the bridge. They were able to quickly retrieve the stranded people and take them to shore.
Russell said both were examined by aid personnel and neither had suffered any injuries and were released to family members.