Mother and daughter rescued from ravine

A mother and her two-year-old daughter were rescued from a ravine Saturday after they slid over 36 metres down a steep embankment.

EDMONTON — A mother and her two-year-old daughter were rescued from a ravine Saturday after they slid over 36 metres down a steep embankment.

Fire officials said it’s not clear how the mother and child came to be in the ravine, though there were reports the mother may have jumped over the embankment after the toddler fell.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. in a south Edmonton neighbourhood.

“We received a 911 call that persons had fallen in and upon arrival we found a woman and child approximately 120 feet down,” said Edmonton Emergency Response Captain Denis Gignac.

They were unable to climb up on their own so an emergency services technical rescue team was called in to rescue the pair.

“Our team was dispatched and they successfully retrieved the two patients from the bottom of the ravine,” said Gignac.

The mother was able to walk away following the incident, but the young child suffered a few cuts to her forehead.

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