One person is in critical condition after being pulled from the Assiniboine River Sunday evening.

Calls about an individual in the river near the Donald Street bridge came in just before 5:30 p.m.

When crews arrived, they found a person being pulled by the current towards the Red River.

Crews used water rescue equipment to rescue the individual from the water and bring them to shore, where they were assessed by paramedics.

The person was transported to hospital in critical condition.

The WFPS is unclear at this time as to why the individual came to be in the water, or how long they were there.

Residents are reminded to always use extreme caution around all Winnipeg waterways, including drainage ditches, culverts, streams, creeks, retention ponds, and rivers.