Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Local News

Tragic Tuesday

Injured woman found on rail line later pronounced dead at CGH

Staff/Voice photos


A BC Ambulance paramedic administers CPR to victim of fall Tuesday.


sad story unfolded Tuesday when a 54-year-old woman was found unresponsive and prone alongside the CPR main line.


At approximately 3:30 P.M., a couple walking on Broadway Street called emergency services after finding the woman about 75 yards west of the crossing.


In a memo Wednesday, RCMP Cst. Tracy Wolbeck said Mounties were first to arrive on the scene and stopped trains.


Officers immediately began CPR until BC Ambulance paramedics were able to transport the woman to Chilliwack General where she was later pronounced dead.


According to the couple who found the woman, she was unconscious and apparently not breathing, but still “warm” to the touch. She also had a gashed head, presumably from falling.


Wolbeck says they don't think it's linked to any criminal activity, although police and the coroner office are still actively investigating.


"It does not appear at this time that there is anything suspicious involving this incident however, police are making further enquiries this morning to confirm this," said Wolbeck.


It's unknown if the woman had a medical condition that caused her to fall.


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