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Deputies rescue teen who fell from trail near Corbett

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CORBETT, OR (KPTV) -

A teen was rescued Friday night following a high angle rope rescue operation near Corbett.

According to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and rescue teams responded to the 53000 block of East Historic Columbia River Highway after receiving reports of a girl falling off the paved trail and becoming stuck on the side of a hill.

Sgt. Bryan White told FOX 12 that rescuers estimate that the girl fell 100 to 150 down the hillside near Switch Back #2 on the main Multnomah Falls Trail.

The girl’s injuries were not life-threatening.

The teen’s cousin told FOX 12 that teen and her sister were hiking on the trail and began jogging back down as it was getting to be dusk when the girl simply took a misstep and fell down the hillside.

The girl’s family said she felt very lucky to walk away with only some scrapes and bruises and was in good spirits.

Crews from the Corbett Fire District and the sheriff’s office worked for about an hour and a half to bring the girl up from the hillside.

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