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Child not injured on Grouse Grind, says school district

09/25/2013 01:23 EDT | Updated 11/25/2013 05:12 EST
The West Vancouver School District has clarified reports that a student was injured in a fall on the Grouse Grind hiking trail earlier today, triggering a 911 call-out of firefighters and ambulances.

Earlier this morning the North Vancouver District firefighters issued several statement on Twitter saying they were helping an 11-year-old down off the Grouse Grind trail after he or she fell more than 10 metres.

But it was eventually revealed the child did not suffer a fall while hiking the Grouse Grind with his classmates, but was simply out of breath.

"His mother was called, she joined him and they resumed the class field trip as planned," said a statement issued by the West Vancouver School District communications manager Bev Pausche.

"Our staff handled the situation according to district policies and procedures," said the statement.

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