A busy day for emer­gency per­son­nel

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Emer­gency re­spon­ders in the Baddeck area were kept busy on Mon­day, Au­gust 12. Pic­tured left: A 70+ woman is air­lifted to hos­pi­tal in a Life Flight he­li­copter from the Crown Jewel airstrip in Big Baddeck. At ap­prox­i­mately 10:45am, an alarm was an­swered by EMS paramedics, RCMP of­fi­cers, mem­bers of the Baddeck Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment (BVFD), and staff of Dept of Nat­u­ral Re­sources, in re­sponse to the woman who had fallen in ex­cess of thirty feet along the wall face of Usige Ban Falls onto rocks be­side the river.

BVFD spokesper­son Dan Chi­as­son, who was on the scene of the ac­ci­dent, said EMS paramedics did an ex­cel­lent job of pre­par­ing and se­cur­ing the pa­tient for re­moval to the await­ing he­li­copter. BVFD pro­vided the res­cue stretcher which was car­ried by a crew of 8 with all re­spon­ders, rep­re­sent­ing the var­i­ous agen­cies, help­ing in turn to carry her out. BVFD mem­ber Charles Gar­land car­ried out all of the EMS gear on his 4x4, al­low­ing ev­ery­one else to con­cen­trate on re­moval of the in­jured per­son by foot. The cur­rent con­di­tion of the woman is un­known.

Pic­tured right: Two hours later, Fire, EHS and RCMP re­sponded to a call at the Three Doors Down diner off Che­bucto Street where a man in his late 80’s drove an SUV into the front win­dow of the res­tau­rant. No one was se­ri­ously hurt dur­ing the in­ci­dent, but the build­ing suf­fered sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to the out­side wall. The diner was closed for the re­main­der of the day while crews ex­tracted the ve­hi­cle and made emer­gency re­pairs to the wall.

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