08-02-10 Teen Injured in fall from Table Rock
Boise, Aug 2, 2010 - Boise firefighters and
paramedics responded last night to a call of a teenage girl falling
off a 20-foot cliff on Table Rock.
Firefighters say the young woman was taken to the
hospital with injuries that appeared to be non-life threatening,
including a broken bone and scrapes.
"She was pretty fortunate to have landed the way
she did. We were thankful she wasn't more seriously hurt,"
said Boise Fire Battalion Chief Tom Pawek.
What Happened: Boise Police,
firefighters and paramedics responded to a call Sunday night,
August 1st at approx 11:30 p.m. reporting a young woman had fallen
from a cliff on Table Rock.
Boise Police were first to arrive and found the
teen had landed on dirt and was wedged between some rocks. Officers
kept the girl calm while fire paramedics arrived to safely
transport her back up the hill to an awaiting ambulance.
Witnesses tell officers the girl was with a group
of young people who had walked up to Table Rock to take
photographs. Investigators say it appears the fall was an accident,
the girl reportedly had just snapped a photo, lost her footing and