NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. ( Niagara Regional Police ) At approximately 5pm Saturday, members of the Niagara Parks Police and Niagara Falls Fire responded to the Whirlpool area of the Niagara Gorge in response to a 911 call received from two female hikers who had simultaneously suffered falls and were then stranded on the gorge wall.
The hikers were located below the northern end of the Aerocar clinging to trees on a steep slope at 5:30pm. They were helped down to river level after it was determined that their injuries were not serious. They were then flown from the gorge by Niagara Helicopters Limited at 6:15pm to their heliport on Victoria Avenue where they were assessed by Paramedics and released. Their injuries were confined to bruises and scrapes.
“These two ladies were very lucky that they were not injured more seriously” said Parks Police High Angle River Team coordinator John Gayder. “They both fell from a 1m ledge and then slid approximately 10m before they were able to stop themselves.”
The name of the two parties, both from the Hamilton area is not being released.