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Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 02/ 1/2010

Teenager rescued after slipping down ravine

By Erica Johnston

A teenager was rescued Monday night after slipping down a 100-foot-deep ravine in the Upper Marlboro area of Prince George’s County, the county fire department said.

The youth, who fell in about 6 p.m., climbed up as far as he could, then perched in a tree about 30 feet from the top and began calling for help, said Mark E. Brady, spokesman for the county’s fire and emergency medical services department.

The department was alerted about 8 p.m. to the incident behind the 13200 block of Marlton Center Drive, and a firefighter was lowered by rope and pulley. The youth was brought up in a harness some time after 9 p.m., Brady said.

The youth was taken to a hospital for evaluation of possible injuries and hypothermia.

-- Martin Weil

By Erica Johnston  | February 1, 2010; 10:05 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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