- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

SCOTTS MILLS, Ore. (AP) - Silverton fire officials say a woman who fell 300-feet off a steep, rocky cliff near Abiqua Falls, Oregon, has survived with critical injuries.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/0UDLRN ) a 33-person crew took three hours using ropes, pulleys and other equipment to rescue the unnamed woman who lost her footing on a dirt trail near Scotts Mills, Oregon.

Silverton Fire District Cpt. Ed Grambusch says she literally fell 300 feet, bouncing off rocks on the way down. He says she is lucky to be alive.

A witness called authorities to report the fall about 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

The woman was airlifted to Portland Hospital.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com



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