A 16-year-old boy fell more than six metres down the side of a ravine near a waterfall, but he was rescued without suffering serious injuries. (CBC)

A 16-year-old boy was rescued after he fell more than six metres off the side of a ravine near a waterfall in east Ottawa.

Paramedics were called to care for the boy who fell near the intersection of Trim and Watters roads in Cumberland.

They found the boy was too far down the ravine and firefighters were needed.

The boy managed to crawl to the top of the ravine where he was found. Paramedics and firefighters then teamed up to pull him out.

He suffered a lower leg injury and showed signs of hypothermia but the injuries were not considered serious.