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Child perched on ornamental railing saved by police in Abbotsford, B.C.

August 08, 2018 - 9:24 AM

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A four-year-old British Columbia girl is safe and well, thanks to a timely late-night rescue by members of the Abbotsford Police Department.

Sgt. Judy Bird says the youngster had climbed out an upper floor window of her condo unit in Abbotsford's Clearbrook neighbourhood and was crying while sitting on the decorative railing just below the window.

Bird says officers first tried to climb up to the child then they managed to enter the condo and pull her to safety through the open window.

The rescue happened at about 11 p.m. and the sleeping parents were awakened to find their daughter already out of danger.

Bird says the happy ending is a chance to remind caregivers that windows should always have guards and stoppers to prevent children from fully opening them, and furniture should never be placed below or beside windows or balcony railings.

As for the officers, Bird says the rescue was all in a night's work.

"You never know what challenge will be offered next," she says.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2018
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