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Walton Hills police rescue child caught in flash flood in Metroparks

Updated: Jul. 8, 2020 at 3:54 PM EDT
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WALTON HILLS, Ohio (WOIO) - Police rescued an 8-year-old girl caught in a flash food in the Metroparks Tuesday afternoon.

The little girl was with family wading in the creek that feeds Bridal Veil Falls when they heard a loud sound and turned to see a large volume of fast moving water heading toward them.

Three family members, one adult and two other children, were able to get out safely, but the 8-year-old was trapped on the other side of the bank.

She was able to climb onto a small shale ledge.

When Walton Hills police arrived, officer Tom Cercek put a rope in the water for the little girl.

She then tied it around her waist before being pulled to safety.

Bridal Veil Falls is located in the Bedford Reservation.

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