Firefighters rescue elderly woman after fall into ravine - KPTV - FOX 12

Firefighters rescue elderly woman after fall into ravine

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OAK GROVE, OR (KPTV) -

A team of firefighters rescued an elderly woman who fell down a steep ravine in Oak Grove and rushed her to the hospital Wednesday.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near Southeast Roethe Place at around 10:20 a.m. A neighbor across the ravine called 911 after hearing the woman call for help.

Firefighters said she had fallen around 40 feet and was found lying in rocks by a creek bed.

Firefighters found a trail up the ravine, so they were able to place her on a backboard and carry her out.

The woman was taken to Oregon Health & Science University, but her condition is not yet known.

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