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On the afternoon of July 9, 2011,  we were witness to an extraordinary event involving the crew of CP 8772, the RCMP and the paramedics based in Ashcroft, BC.  A woman had fallen off a rather steep incline above the Thompson River, onto the roadbed and was severely injured.  Happening on the scene was the crew of a wesbound manifest who managed to stop in time to render assistance.  The RTC contacted the authorities and made arrangements for the crew to meet the emergency personnel approx. 1 mile west of the accident scene.  After cutting the units from the train, the headend power shuttled the RCMP and paramedics to the location.  After stabilizing the patient the entire party was transported on the rear unit to an area in order for the patient to be airlifted from the scene.  The crew later received commendations and the story was featured on the company intranet news.  The professionalism on the part of all concerned was second to none.
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Caption: On the afternoon of July 9, 2011, we were witness to an extraordinary event involving the crew of CP 8772, the RCMP and the paramedics based in Ashcroft, BC. A woman had fallen off a rather steep incline above the Thompson River, onto the roadbed and was severely injured. Happening on the scene was the crew of a wesbound manifest who managed to stop in time to render assistance. The RTC contacted the authorities and made arrangements for the crew to meet the emergency personnel approx. 1 mile west of the accident scene. After cutting the units from the train, the headend power shuttled the RCMP and paramedics to the location. After stabilizing the patient the entire party was transported on the rear unit to an area in order for the patient to be airlifted from the scene. The crew later received commendations and the story was featured on the company intranet news. The professionalism on the part of all concerned was second to none.

Photographer:
Deane Motis [36] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/09/2011 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Martel Ashcroft Sub (search)
City/Town: Spences Bridge (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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6 Comments
  1. Great story and one very lucky woman. Kudos to all involved in getting her much needed help

  2. Stunning, real eye-opener !

  3. Amazing story!

  4. That’s scary for sure…ouch… What an amazing bunch of people.

  5. That’s a cool story! I second Chris’s comment. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. Thanks for sharing this Deane!

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