Man injured after failed attempt to board a moving train
A man was sent to Kelowna Hospital after a failed attempt to board a moving in Revelstoke.
The 42 year old man from Quebec was sent to hospital after his hand was severely injured while trying to board a west-bound moving Canadian Pacific Kansas City freight train in the early morning hours on Sunday, January 21.
Revelstoke RCMP were made aware of the injured man, who was seen along Victoria Avenue near Wynn Street just prior to 1 a.m.
In a statement, Staff Sergeant Chris Dodds praised the actions of the responding RCMP member who provided first aid to the injured man until BC Emergency Health Services arrived and took over care.
Dodds said the responding officer identified the critical nature of the man and used her emergency first aid training and available tools, noting it as an example of the behind the scenes work police officers perform every day.
Police determined the man had attempted to board the moving train and was subsequently run over by a freight car.
Revelstoke RCMP have handed the file over to CPKC Police for further investigation. Stoke FM has reached out to CPKC for more information, but have not received a response.
Police are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call the Revelstoke RCMP non-emergency line at 250-837-5255. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report on-line at bccrimestoppers.com.