Shopper falls through trap door at Douglas Street pharmacy


A woman suffered a broken arm when she fell about 10 feet through an open trap door while shopping in a store in downtown Victoria on Saturday evening.

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Eleven Victoria firefighters responded to the incident, at Rexall Pharmacy at 912 Douglas St., and rescued the woman using a rope. Members of the technical rescue team set up a tripod and lowered three firefighters into the hole.

The woman was raised to the main floor and was treated by B.C. Ambulance paramedics.

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