Firefighters rescue young girl from tree and feisty raccoons

Raccoons keep 12-year-old treed until fire crews arrive

  • May. 11, 2013 5:00 a.m.
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service were called out to rescue a young girl from a tree on Friday afternoon.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service were called out to rescue a young girl from a tree on Friday afternoon.

A young girl trapped in a tree by a family of aggressive raccoons was rescued by firefighters on Friday afternoon

At shortly after 4 p.m., the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service responded to a report of a youth stuck in a tree at 32920 Mill Lake Rd.

Fire crews arrived to find a 12-year-old girl was trapped in a tree about three metres from the ground, accompanied by a family of raccoons.The girl was frightened because every time she attempted to climb down from the tree, the raccoons would hiss and growl at her.

The AFRS crew members put a ladder against the tree, sending the raccoons scurrying up higher, and firefighters were then able to help the girl climb down safely. She was not injured.