Photos: Hiker rescued after dangling 300 feet off Ore. cliff
Corbett Fire District 14 firefighters used ropes to save a "very, very lucky," woman at Multnomah Falls
The Charlotte Observer
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — A fallen hiker stopped her slide down a 300-foot cliff by clinging to a tree root at Multnomah Falls, Oregon firefighters said.
The woman fell off a trail at the falls at 2 p.m. Monday and slid about 30 feet before grabbing onto a root, KPTV reported.
Bystanders threw her a rope to help her hang on, firefighters with Corbett Fire District 14 reported on Twitter.
Hiker rescued from a cliff at Multnomah Falls.— Corbett Fire (@Corbett_Fire) December 28, 2021
She slipped off the trail fell over a cliff hanging on to a tree root.
Bystanders lowered a small rope to help her until crew got on scene.
She was rescued and was not injured. pic.twitter.com/AlUCIqYsVA
Firefighters responded and lowered a rescuer on a rope to pull the woman to safety, photos posted by the agency show.
The woman was unhurt, firefighters said on Twitter.
She had fallen while taking a photo just past a bridge leading to the waterfall, KGW reported. Her son was with her.
“She was very, very lucky,” Rick Wunsch of the fire agency told the station.
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