Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department rope rescue team rescue teenager in Fish Creek Park

At 3:20 this afternoon, the Calgary Fire Department responded to reports of sixteen year-old female needing rescue in Fish Creek Park. She had fallen off her bike, tumbled approximately 50 feet down a ravine and became entangled in barbed wire during the fall.

When fire and paramedic personnel reached the patient, it was determined that as a precaution, a full body rescue cradle and rope system would be set up to facilitate safe transport back up the steep incline.

The Calgary Fire Department Rope Rescue team performed a low slope rescue operation, and along with paramedics who also climbed down to the incident site, she was hoisted up the embankment and taken to a waiting ambulance.

The teenager was transported to hospital however it is not believed that her injuries are serious.