Boy rescued from Mill Creek Falls passes away

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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Fire Department rescued two children from Mill Creek Falls Saturday afternoon.

Sadly, one of them did not survive.

The fire department said they responded to the 8300 block of Webb Terrace Saturday afternoon, where two people were said to have gone into the water.

They found a 16-year-old girl in the water, clinging to a log. A 10-year-old boy was under the water.

Mike Norman, of the Cleveland Fire Department, tells FOX 8 that they were able to get on scene very quickly, but the young boy had been submerged for about five minutes. Rescuers were able to revive him using CPR.  He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he later died.

The girl did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

The area where the children were found is at the bottom of a very steep embankment, which, given Saturday's rainy, cold weather, was especially slippery.

The Metroparks Rangers will continue investigating.

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