A Sioux Lookout resident is facing charges for trespassing on railway property.

On August 1, officers with the Sioux Lookout OPP were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated female on the CN tracks, past the West End Train Bridge. Police say that the female tripped and fell between the tracks, and sustained injuries.

She remained on the tracks until a group of hikers came across her, and called the Northwest Emergency Medical Services for assistance. Due to the isolated location, roughly 600 metres from the nearest road access, officers and paramedics attended the scene on foot with emergency gear.

A CN High Rail Truck was also dispatched to assist, due to the female’s injuries and intoxicated condition. The female was transported to the local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, where she was treated and later released.

As a result of the investigation, 25-year-old Whitney Beardy of Sioux Lookout was charged with entering land which a line work is situated. She was released on a Promise to Appear, and is scheduled in court next month.

The Sioux Lookout OPP thanked CN Rail and the Northwest EMS for their assistance.

Residents are reminded that the only safe place to cross is at a designated public crossing, with either a cross buck, flashing red lights or a gate. If you cross at any other place, you are trespassing and could be subject to criminal charges and fines.

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