7-year-old boy in serious condition after fall off cliff at Lighthouse Park

A seven-year-old boy is still in hospital this morning after falling 20 metres from a cliff in a park in West Vancouver on Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters, paramedics and the coast guard all rushed to Lighthouse Park in West VancouverĀ at approximately 1 p.m. The child was taken by water to an ambulance and then onto hospital where he is in serious condition.

Fire officials say it’s a reminder for everyone to stay away from dangerous areas of the park.

“There are many risks here, and we encourage people to keep their families and themselves away from cliff edges,” said West Vancouver Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Martin Leduc.

“We attend many rescue calls here throughout the summer. It draws lots of tourists and lots of people, but there are many hazards here.”