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Woman rescued from Surrey ravine after being trapped for days

A woman who had been trapped for days in a ravine in Whalley has been rescued.

The woman, who told firefighters she’d been there since Thursday, was discovered Tuesday afternoon by a passerby in the Delta Creek ravine near 97th Avenue and 117B Street.

Surrey firefighters responded to his call just before 2 p.m., Assistant Chief Chris Keon said.

The ravine is quite deep and the sides are very steep, so the Surrey Fire Department’s technical-rescue team was deployed.

“She was conscious the whole time,” Keon said. He said she was in her mid-30s.

Firefighters needed ropes to help lift her out on a stretcher. She was then handed over to the B.C. Ambulance Service, who transported her to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, including dehydration.

Clint Whitla was hiking in the area when he heard the woman calling for help and phoned 911.

The woman was “bruised and pretty beat up,” “barely conscious,” and without shoes or a cellphone, Whitla told CTV Vancouver.

She told him she was resting on a tree when she slipped and fell into the ravine. She was unclear about when she fell, first saying Tuesday, then Thursday. 

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