Girls expected to recover after being stranded in the woods
Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:35PM AST
New Brunswick RCMP say two teenage girls are expected to make a full recovery after being stranded in the woods near Dalhousie Regional High School for several hours yesterday.
RCMP received a call just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday from a girl who said she and another girl had fallen down a steep ravine off a walking trail located about one kilometre from the school.
The girls, aged 14 and 16, were not injured but police say they were not dressed for cold weather and had lost their shoes when they slipped down the hill.
When police arrived on the scene, the girls were showing signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
The officers pulled the girls to safety and carried them out of the woods.
Police say the teens had been stuck at the bottom of the ravine since about 10 a.m. Tuesday. They were rescued from the woods around 2 p.m.
The girls were treated for exposure at the Campbellton Regional Hospital and have since been released.