Tree falls on girl in Golden Ears park

Man slips, breaks arm at Cliff Falls in Maple Ridge

A young girl was hit by a falling tree while walking on a trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park Wednesday in Maple Ridge.

Assistant fire chief Mark Smitton said some young people was near a trail when they heard something crashing.

Smitton was told the person who was hit tried to push others out of the way.

“It hit her in the head,” said Smitton, adding that the girl may have sustained a closed fracture to her skull.

She was airlifted to hospital after being carried out on a quad motorcycle by firefighters.


Man tumbles off waterfall

A man broke his arm after slipping off a waterfall in Kanaka Creek Regional Park on Saturday.

The Maple Ridge fire department and Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue received a call about the fall around 5:10 p.m.

Fire chief Dane Spence said the man was trying to walk across Cliff Falls when he slipped, tumbling onto rocks below.

Search and rescue volunteers used ropes to reach the man and pulled him to safety using a basket stretcher, with help from firefighters.

Spence said the rescue took almost two hours because of the steep terrain.

He cautioned people against climbing over fences to access the falls.

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