Woman rescued from Surrey ravine after balcony collapses

A woman was rescued after her balcony collapsed and she fell into a ravine at her home in Surrey, B.C.

The woman was taken to hospital in stable condition

Firefighters scramble down a steep embankment to rescue a women who fell. (Gary Hanney)

A woman was rescued after her balcony collapsed and she fell into a ravine at her home in south Surrey, B.C. 

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. PT at an RV park near 12th Avenue and King George Boulevard. 

Surrey Fire Battalion Chief Gary McHarg said the steep terrain made it a tricky rescue. 

"We weren't going to be able to package her up and bring her up without the aid of the ropes and harnesses that they used," he said.  

It took eight firefighters to carry the 40-year-old woman up the creek bank from where she fell, using a special stretcher and ropes. 

B.C. Ambulance said the woman was taken to hospital in stable condition.

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