Person trapped as White Rock pier severed by wind storm (VIDEO)

Dec 20 2018, 10:47 pm

3:50 pm update: Videos posted to social media have shown that the man has been successfully rescued by a helicopter.

The City of White Rock has also asked that the public stay away from the pier until further notice.

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With an Environment Canada wind warning in place throughout Metro Vancouver, 300,000 homes without power, and SkyTrain service disrupted, White Rock has just added to the damage toll caused by the storm.

The pier in White Rock has been severely damaged by intense waves and rocking boats, and one person has reportedly been stranded on the far side.

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Videos and photos of the devastation have been posted to social media, and the White Rock RCMP has stated that they are attending the scene alongside the White Rock Fire Department.

Marine Drive has been shut down during the situation, according to the police.

The City of White Rock has released a statement warning residents of the extreme weather that they are currently facing, and information on what to do if put in a dangerous situation.