District of North Vancouver Fire Rescue Services rescued a young woman who had injured herself while cliff-jumping in a 90-foot pool near the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.
Firefighters responded to the incident at the Lynn Canyon Park around 4:30 p.m. Firefighters were lowered into the canyon to rescue the woman, who had injured her ankle while cliff-jumping.
District of North Vancouver assistant fire chief Kit Little told Global BC the injured woman was able to grab on to a metal ladder until crews were able to rescue her.
Last week, a young man had a lucky escape after medically trained bystanders rescued him from the frigid waters of Twin Falls in Lynn Canyon Park. He didn’t have any pulse and was unresponsive when pulled from the water, but regained consciousness after the bystanders performed CPR on him.
In the last 24 years, there have been 30 fatalities at Twin Falls and several injuries.
“The social media has made the area very popular and it is an easy access to adventure, but the area is rugged and there is debris in the river bed and people are not prepared for the unpredictable part of nature,” North Vancouver assistance fire chief Jeremy Duncan told Global Canadian last week.