SAGAMORE HILLS, OH (WOIO) - Five visitors including two adults and three children ages 3, 5, and 7 were safely rescued from the Brandywine Falls area in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) Sunday.
The incident occurred at roughly 3 p.m. when two adults and five children were stranded on the cliffs below Brandywine Falls. The visitors were hiking along Brandywine Creek below the falls and decided to climb the rocks to the top.
During their climb, they determined they were unable to safely continue and called for assistance. Two of the children were able to self-rescue and reached the top safely. National Park Rangers, Northfield Fire Department, and Valley Fire Department responded to the rescue which was completed within the hour. The visitors were safely pulled by rope to the top of the cliffs.
There were no significant injuries reported.
The National Park Service reminds visitors to use caution when hiking around the Brandywine Falls area. Visitors are asked to respect closures and signs. Rock climbing is prohibited at Brandywine Falls.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting.