- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman was saved by some quick thinking when she fell while hiking in the Columbia River Gorge.

KPTV-TV reports (https://is.gd/gMEoA7 ) that 19-year-old April Meads fell about 30 feet Sunday while hiking between Horsetail Falls and Triple Falls.

Meads says she held on to a root for about 45 minutes while others went to get help. Members of the Portland-based Mazamas Climbing Group, which teaches mountaineering education, were nearby and fashioned a rope out of clothing to help Meads up.

With the help of the group, Meads was able to climb back to safety without injury.

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Information from: KPTV-TV, https://www.kptv.com/

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