Multnomah Falls in Oregon is making some headlines recently after a Mother and 2-year-old Daughter fell off the trail that was at first, estimated 50 feet tall. That was a scary moment, not only for the mother and daughter but also for the witnesses of the accident.
It was reported that the hiking trail they were on was slick as it had been raining.
KGW-TV confirmed that the toddler first slipped then the mother reacted grabbing the toddler and trying to pull her up but mom lost her footing, too, and both tumbled to the creek below.
After good samaritans have leaped into action rescuing the victims using gathered blankets and jackets from the gift shop.
It was said that the fell was 100 to 150 feet.
Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Chris Liedle has released a statement and said, “The mom and daughter were transported to the hospital to receive treatment for their injuries, both of them were alert and conscious. Neither of their injuries was life-threatening.”
“It was initially reported to 911 the height of the fall was approximately 50 feet. After confirming where the two hikers fell, responders believe the fall was closer to 100 to 150 feet.” he added.
One eyewitness has said, “Eventually, (I) saw the mother and the baby getting carried out of the water,” Julia Hariri, another witness, recalled. “The baby was the only one that was actually on the ground right here, with people huddled around her.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Multnomah Falls is Oregon’s tallest cascade and the most-visited natural recreation location in the Pacific Northwest.
And experts have been urging hikers to be mindful of the conditions while hiking, especially during rainy periods.