Woman rescued after being stranded overnight along the river at a Painesville Park

The 26-year-old fell from a 75-foot cliff before being trapped along the shoreline.

Woman rescued after being stranded overnight along the river at a Painesville Park
A woman was rescued after she fell from a 75 foot cliff to a river bank below. (Source: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A women was rescued Saturday after falling from the cliffs along the river at a Painesville park.

She spent the night trapped along the shoreline.

On Saturday shortly before 1 p.m., a man called 911 to report cries for help from the Grand River area at Painesville Recreation Park just to the east of SR 20, according to a Lake County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

Painesville police searched the high cliff area above the river for the person calling for help.

They located a 26-year-old woman who had fallen about 75 feet from the cliff area and was stranded at the shoreline surrounded by fast-moving water, according to the post.

The Painesville City fire department used water rescue units to reach the stranded victim, who was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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