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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Officer is 'fine' after Taser hit causes collapse

June 10, 2009

A Vancouver Island RCMP officer who collapsed during a Taser training session in Duncan on Tuesday showed no serious problems and went on with her training, said an RCMP Island district spokesman.

Cpl. Darren Lagan said the officer was hit with the Taser as part of the training and fainted about 25 minutes later.

But Lagan said it appeared the incident may have had to do more with the anxiety and stress of the training combined with the fact that she is training for the upcoming Tour de Rock.

"She's fine, she's been checked over by B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics and she elected to continue on with her training," said Lagan.

Tasers, called by police "conducted energy weapons," shoot a 50,000 volt charge that causes a person's central nervous system to shut down for a short time.

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