As Mom Grabs for Toddler, Both Fall 100 Feet

But, miraculously, both survived
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2021 3:49 AM CST
Updated Nov 13, 2021 1:30 PM CST
Incredible Ending to Story of Mom, Toddler Who Fell 100 Feet
Stock photo of Oregon's Multnomah Falls.   (Getty Images / Myles Katherine Photography)

As her 2-year-old daughter started to slip off a hiking trail, a mom reached to pull her back up and both ended up falling 100 to 150 feet into a creek below—and surviving. Nearby hikers quickly responded to the creek to help the pair at Oregon's Multnomah Falls, near Portland, NBC News reports. "Both of them were alert and conscious" when bystanders pulled them from the creek, a sheriff's office spokesperson says. "Neither of their injuries were life-threatening."

"I grabbed Katie, the baby, and asked Olivia (the mother) if she was okay," one of the rescuers tells KPTV. "I told her I would be back for her. She said, ‘Just keep my baby safe, keep my baby safe.'" They were taken to the hospital after the Sunday afternoon incident, KGW reports. The mother reportedly suffered facial and abdominal injuries and a fractured leg. (More Oregon stories.)

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