- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say emergency crews rescued two New York women from rocks at an eastern Pennsylvania gorge and waterfall.

Scranton fire officials say a 57-year-old woman looking at Nay Aug Gorge waterfall slipped and fell onto a rock ledge at about 11:20 a.m. Sunday, injuring her ankle.

Acting Assistant Chief Roger Rogalewicz said the woman’s 29-year-old niece passed out after seeing her aunt fall.

He said the area was difficult to access, and rescue crews had to carry the women a quarter-mile to get them to an ambulance and the hospital.

Neither woman fell into the waters of Roaring Brook, where swimming is banned.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that at least 40 people have died since 1890 at the gorge and falls, which was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1989.

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