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Emergency responders rescue woman from railroad tracks

Police said the woman was intoxicated, injured, and discovered by a group of hikers. She was eventually taken to hospital and released with non-life threatening injuries.
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SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. - Police, emergency responders, and CN Rail helped rescue an intoxicated woman who was trapped between railroad tracks on Wednesday evening.

The woman was discovered by a group of hikers who located her on tracks past the West End Train Bridge, according to a police release. She had sustained injuries and was located approximately 600 metres from the nearest road access.

Emergency responders attended the scene on foot due to the isolated location.

She was transported to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police investigators subsequently charged the female with entering on land which a line work is situated contrary of the Railway Safety Act.

She was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in Sioux Lookout Court on Sept. 4.

Michael Charlebois

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Michael Charlebois was born and raised in Thunder Bay, where he attended St. Patrick High School and graduated in 2015. He attends Carleton University in Ottawa where he studies journalism.
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