Girl Hangs to Tree, Calls for Help After Fall Down Ravine


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SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio — A 12-year-old girl hiking in the woods had to be rescued after falling nearly 120 feet down a ravine Friday.

According to Sagamore Hills police, Jordyn Dean was hiking with two other people when she lost her footing due to the wet conditions.

Despite the distance that she slid, she did not hit any rocks or trees and was uninjured, according to police. She landed in a freezing creek.

She was able to get herself out of the water and hold on to a tree. She called her parents, and they called Fire District 27 for help.

A rope rescue team used a series of ropes and harnesses to bring her back up the ravine, according to police, taking about 45 minutes.

Police said the district has performed these types of rescues before, but Jordyn’s fall was down one of the steepest ravines in recent memory.

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