SPOKANE —The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department has issued a correction and apology after incorrectly reporting that a woman who was injured in a fall at Riverfront Park’s new ice ribbon was dead.
The Parks Department said Sunday the woman is still alive and in critical condition in a hospital.
The Spokesman-Review says witnesses reported the woman had fallen and struck her head on Friday afternoon, according to incident information from the Spokane Fire Department. Arriving medics transported the woman to a hospital within minutes.
Parks spokeswoman Fianna Dickson apologized for the error, and says the agency’s thoughts and prayers are with the woman and her family.
The injury comes just weeks after the ice ribbon’s grand opening in early December.