A party on the Mountain Brow early Monday ended in the Hamilton Fire Dept. rescuing a teen that had fallen and couldn’t get up.
It turns out alcohol was a factor when the party goer walked off the beaten path and fell down a ridge he couldn’t get back up.
Rescuers had to repel down to retrieve the boy who was uninjured in the momentary lapse of reason, until Dad got a hold of him after the ride home.
This drew a flood of calls to the show yesterday when we asked if the teen should be sent a bill for the rescue.
After all if you burn without a permit and EMS is called you could end up with a bill.
Other callers told of being billed for an ambulances ride or how the kid was breaking the law at the time by drinking therefore should pay.
Every year we hear of skiers being rescued in B.C. after taking too many chances.
But what if it was you or I out walking our dog and we fell while out of bounds? Should we have to pay too?
As one caller put it, people make mistakes and accidents happen.
If they didn’t, we wouldn’t need Emergency Services…
Thank goodness, for the challenged, we have them.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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