BRITISH COLUMBIA

Search on for man who jumped into B.C. river to help woman who fell from boat

04/06/2015 08:31 EDT | Updated 06/06/2015 05:59 EDT
DELTA, B.C. - Police say a woman who fell from a houseboat into B.C.'s Fraser River has been rescued, but a man who jumped in attempt to save her is still missing.

Officers say the pair ended up in the water at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, and crews scoured an area near Westham Island in Delta overnight.

Staff Sergeant Heath Newton says the woman was found during the probe and is now in stable condition.

A search of the water and shoreline resumed Monday morning in attempt to find the man who tried to help her.

The coast guard is using a hovercraft and police are involved in the effort. (CKNW)