by Trail Champion on Tuesday March 07 2023
On Saturday, March 4, at 1:06 p.m., Trail RCMP, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, and EHS first responders attended the scene of a grievously injured 44-year-old Castlegar woman lying on the banks of the Columbia River near the Victoria Street Bridge in Trail, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
He said officers spoke to a witness who had allegedly seen the woman fall from the bridge railing to the ground below.
"KBRFR extracted the woman from the challenging location using their high rope rescue equipment and training," Wicentowich said.
"EHS transported the woman to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for immediate medical treatment. Unfortunately, the woman succumbed to her injuries while admitted to hospital."
The incident has now been referred to the BC Coroner Service.
Trail RCMP would like to thank everyone who made a valiant effort to save the life of the 44-year-old Castlegar woman. It is a sad and tragic incident for all involved. Our hearts go out to her friends and family in their time of grieving. I would like the public to know that nobody has to suffer alone, and there is help available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in your time of need, Wicentowich said.
Trail Victim Services is available for anyone who needs assistance with this incident and can be contacted directly at 250-368-2184.
For more information: Suicide and Self Harm - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)