Vernon Fire Rescue Services members along with Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers transport an injured child to a waiting ambulance near Polson Park Sunday, Oct. 4. RCMP said the youth fell off the bridge and was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATED: Vernon child suffers injuries in fall off bridge

Incident happened near Highway 6 railway bridge and Polson Park Sunday, Oct. 4

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP, Vernon Fire Rescue Services and B.C. Ambulance personnel converged on an area near Polson Park and the Highway 6 railway bridge Sunday, Oct. 4, at 1:40 p.m. after a report of a child falling 20 feet.

Fire rescue services members and police officers could be seen from the park transporting the injured child on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

“Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP received a report that a person had fallen off the overpass in the 2300-block of Highway 6,” said media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski. “Officers attended and provided medical aid until BC Ambulance Service attended and transported the youth to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. No criminality is suspected in the incident.”

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