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Woman rescued from top of Trail bridge

Trail RCMP say incident was peacefully resolved
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Sunday night (Nov. 12), first responders were called to the Victoria Street Bridge to aid a patient who had left the regional hospital and made her way down to the river crossing.

Police say the Trail woman, 33, had climbed up a supporting steel arch on the bridge, and allegedly expressed self-harm prior to climbing to the top of the structure.

First responders staged in the area near the woman and were able negotiate with her to resolve the situation peacefully.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue used a ladder truck to rescue her from the top of the arch.

Trail RCMP apprehended the woman under the Mental Health Act and she was transported to the hospital for further medical assessment.

“We hope that this woman can find the support she needs,” Sgt. Mike Wicentowich says. “And we thank our first responder partners for their quick and professional response when it came time for rescue.”

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