Water rescue season got off to a dramatic start in southwest Calgary on Friday when emergency responders swam through the waters of the Glenmore Reservoir to pull a man to safety.
According to Innes Fraser, the district chief of fire rescue services, the department got the call that the man was in the reservoir around 9 a.m.
"They are very well trained, very good at what they do," Fraser said. "Firefighters will put their lives on the line for people they don't even know, and that happened again with this water rescue. So I'm incredibly proud of them."