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Woman rescued from Rims the same day BFD performs rescue training

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The Billings Fire Department responded to the Rims Wednesday night to rescue a 19-year-old Billings woman who became trapped near Swords Park.

According to Battalion Chief Ed Regele, the woman could not climb back up after attempting to rescue a cat. Billings Fire Department responded to a call around 10 o'clock late Wednesday evening.

According to Regele, the young woman was not able to get back up because the ledge was too far away and it was dark.

"This was a little outside our norm," Explained Regele. "The firefighters rescue team did super. It was the quick, efficient way to get her up and out of that little spot she was in."

Ironically, the Billings Fire Department was training four new recruits earlier in the day and teaching them how to rescue individuals who end up trapped on the Rims.

"They were focusing on our more traditional, vertical, down the face of the rims," Regele said.

Regele said the rescue from last night serves as a cautionary tale.

"A cautionary to folks recreating on the Rims," Regele said. "It can be pretty unforgiving."

The Battalion Chief said BFD managed to rescue her within 20 minutes. He also said the young Billings woman was very lucky. The young woman suffered no injuries. She said she was never nervous or scared. Just embarrassed about the whole ordeal.

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