10-year-old boy rescued from Mill Creek Falls by Cleveland firefighters later dies at hospital

  • Source: WEWS-TV IBS 5 Cleveland
  • Published: 04/14/2018 02:55 PM

Cleveland firefighters rescued a 16-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy from Mill Creek Falls on Saturday afternoon. Originally, News 5 was told by authorities that the boy was 11 years old. Around 2 p.m., firefighters received a call for a water rescue on the 8300 block of Webb Terrace in the Mill Creek Falls area. Crews rescued the juveniles from the bottom of a steep embankment. Officials said the children hopped a fence and crossed the river well below the falls, but slipped on mossy rock when they tried to get up into a gap in the falls, sweeping them into deeper water. Authorities said the water was extremely cold. The 16-year-old was holding onto a log near the shore to stay away from the current, according to officials.


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