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Woman rescued after scaling construction crane in Winnipeg

Pedestrian and vehicle traffic were blocked for more than an hour Thursday night as numerous emergency personnel were called in to rescue a woman who had climbed a construction crane in Winnipeg’s West Broadway area.

Crews arrived just after 7:30 p.m. evening at the Sherbrook Street and Wolseley Avenue area, across the street from the Misericordia Health Centre, after the woman scaled to a height of over 150 feet (46 metres) above the ground, police said Friday.

Members from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service’s technical rescue task force climbed the ladders that were part of the crane, using rope systems for protection, to get to the woman.

She was unwilling to be lowered by ropes so the rescue team had to help her climb back down the ladders.

Paramedics assessed the 21-year-old woman at the bottom and then police charged her with mischief.

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