Man getting rescued from mudflats

If you walk on the mudflats at Burrard Inlet, you’re risking more than just getting muddy—you’re risking your life.

While it may be tempting to explore the mudflats at low tide, people and animals can sink, get stuck, and be unable to get out before the tide comes in. The mudflats, which can be as deep as eight feet, are unpredictable, can give way suddenly, and can even act like quicksand in some areas.

Port Moody Fire Rescue is equipped and trained to perform mud rescues, but it’s safer for everyone, including the first responders, when you stay on the boardwalks and trails.

If you see someone who is stuck, advise the person not to panic. Call 9-1-1 and ask for Fire.