Woman on bridge

Ridge Meadows

2020-06-29 08:34 PDT

File # 2020-13673

Pitt Meadows B.C – Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a woman in distress on the Pitt River Bridge.


On June 26, 2020 at approximately 7:45 pm, Ridge Meadows RCMP and Coquitlam frontline officers responded to a 911 call of a person on the Pitt River Bridge on the lower concrete platform of the bridge. The Lower Mainland Crisis Negotiation Team (LMD CNT) and the Integrated Emergency Response Team (IERT) were called in to assist.


The westbound vehicle lanes, and pedestrian/bike lane were closed to any traffic to ensure the safety of everyone on scene.


An IERT officer with specialized training in aerial extraction was able to pull a 19 year old woman to safety and she was transported by BC Ambulance Service (BCEHS) to hospital.

 
"The rapport that was built by the frontline officers on scene was integral to the success of being able to assist the woman to safety in such a dangerous situation," states Inspector Allison Good. "These are incredibly dynamic, fluid and stressful situations that officers need to be prepared to face."
 

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Cst. Julie Klaussner

Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP
ridgemeadows.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
11990 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 9B8

Email: julie.klaussner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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