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Grouse Grind temporarily closes due to 'significant' medical emergency

Last Updated Sep 2, 2018 at 8:01 pm PDT

(Credit: District of North Vancouver Fire/Twitter)

NORTH VANCOUVER( NEWS 1130) –¬†A “significant medical emergency” led to the closure of the Grouse Grind Sunday afternoon.

District of North Vancouver Fire Chief David Dales says the call for help came in in the afternoon.

He says three firefighters sprinted up the trail with a defibrillator and saved the life of a 50-year-old man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The hiker had gone into cardiac arrest approximately at the 1/4 mark.

Metro Vancouver Grouse Grind park rangers and B.C. Ambulance also responded to the call.

The popular trail remained closed for a few hours but has since reopened.