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Firefighters rescue woman in North Vancouver

By The Canadian Press

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - North Vancouver firefighters have retrieved a 20-year-old woman who fell in Lynn Canyon Park.

Assistant fire chief Mike Cairns says the woman fell about three metres from a ledge and injured her ankle in Lynn Creek.

Cairns says the area is steep, so firefighters lowered a stretcher into the creek and lifted her out.

He says crews were considering placing her on a float and pushing her down the waterway to be retrieved downstream, but decided lifting her out was a slower, but safer method.

Cairns says the rescue took about 30 minutes and an ambulance is taking the woman to hospital.

He says hundreds were in the park today and the woman appears to have been going for a swim with friends.

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