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Golden Ears Park reopened after ’emergency situation’

Firefighters extend a ladder truck into a treed area during an emergency situation at Golden Ears Park on Sunday.
Firefighters extend a ladder truck into a treed area during an emergency situation at Golden Ears Park on Sunday. Global News

Golden Ears Park in Maple Ridge has reopened, after the road in and out of the park was closed Sunday amid what park operators called an “emergency situation.”

Ridge Meadows RCMP closed Fern Crescent about one kilometre north of the crescent gate due to a “medical incident.”

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Aerial footage of the scene showed a fire truck on a closed stretch of the road with its ladder extended into the woods.

At least one ambulance was also on scene.

Golden Ears Park operators had said that the closure affected all visitors, including those who had reserved a provincial day pass.

Joe Bowser told Global News he went to the park early Sunday morning for a hike, but was prevented from leaving due to the road closure.

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Bowser said several hundred other park users were in the same situation.

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