At least one person was trapped on the White Rock pier as strong winds and powerful waves pounded the dock on December, 20.
According to reports, police received calls about an emergency situation at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
Police explored multiple options to rescue the stranded person, but eventually called in a helicopter.
Emergency officials blocked off the entire area.
Footage shared on Twitter captures the massive waves and damaged pier:
— White Rock RCMP (@WhiteRockRCMP) December 20, 2018
The White Rock pier is now split in two after wind, loose boats cause havoc. One person stranded on far end pic.twitter.com/Bmjbr5Nnzg
— Aaron Hinks (@aaron_hinks) December 20, 2018
— Neil Morrison (@NeilTalks) December 20, 2018
— Jeff Nagel (@jeffnagel) December 20, 2018
— LLA (@leslie0866) December 20, 2018
— Residualimage (@residualimage) December 20, 2018
— South Rock Buzz (@SouthRockBuzz) December 20, 2018
Currently at the White Rock Pier pic.twitter.com/cZYQiGTh4y
— Kayla MacInnis (@kaymacinnis) December 20, 2018
Environment Canada issued a wind warning with gusts up to 100 km/h earlier in the morning. While most municipalities were prepared, it’s fair to assume no one anticipated serious damage like this.
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