Cries for help lead to woman's rescue

Kaslo

2020-06-24 16:53 PDT

File # 2020-2686

Emergency crews were called after a woman's cries for help were heard early Monday morning by an area resident.

On June 22, 2020 at 8:45 a.m., Kaslo RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle incident near Davidson Road, a few kilometers west of Ainsworth BC. An area resident was outside with his dog when he heard a woman cry for help. He subsequently found her nearby, pinned beneath her passenger vehicle off the roadway.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene where they located the injured woman pinned underneath a grey Kia Forte, which was resting against trees about 15 feet down an embankment.

Investigators have determined that the motorist had attempted to push her own vehicle off the roadway after she ran out of fuel. She lost control of the vehicle while attempting the maneuver on her own, and became trapped. The incident unfolded at approx 8 p.m. the night prior.

Fire and search and rescue crews worked together to safely extricate the injured woman, who was transported by BC Emergency Health Services to an area hospital for medical treatment. Due to the severity of her injuries she was reportedly airlifted to a regional hospital for additional medical care. Her injuries, although serious, are not believed to be life threatening in nature.

RCMP wish to commend the resident for responding to the victims cries for assistance, states Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey, spokesman for the RCMP Southeast District. Doing so likely saved the woman's life.

Anyone who may have witnessed anything is asked to contact Kaslo RCMP at 250-353-2225.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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