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Regional Fire Dept. rescues trapped child

A little girl is home safe after a being rescued from a traumatizing incident last week by Kootenay Regional Fire Rescue last Thursday.

Fire Chief Dan Derby said KBRFR was called to Beaver Bend Park at 2:32 p.m. to help a child trapped under logs.

“Upon arriving on scene (at 2:36 p.m.) we found a child who had been trapped under a pile of logs for approximately an hour, extremely cold and unable to free herself,” Derby said. “

 Firefighters used tools to extricate the child and a rope rescue hall system to transport her up the bank to awaiting BC Ambulance.

“Our understanding is she was playing with friends when she got stuck. Her friends did the right thing by going to the school and asking adults for help.”

The child was given to the care of BC Ambulance at 3:33 p.m., and did not require transportation to hospital.

Warfield Mayor Diane Langman praised KBRFR for their excellent work.

"Thanks Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue for their timely and quick rescue."