Nfld. & Labrador

Teen rescued after Signal Hill fall

The St. John's Fire Department's High Angle Rescue Team were called to Signal Hill early Sunday morning after a young man apparently fell over the cliff.

The St. John's Fire Department's High Angle Rescue Team were called to Signal Hill early Sunday morning after a young man lost his footing and fell over the cliff.

Robert Fowler, a platoon chief with the St. John's Regional fire Department, said police called the fire department around midnight when a 19-year-old fell over a concrete barrier and plunged over 100 metres down the cliff.

Rescue crews spent over four hours working to get the man up the hill but finally got him to safety early Sunday morning.

Firefighters told CBC the man was "lucky to be alive" and police said the incident was accidental and is no longer under investigation.

The extent of the man's injuries are not known.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story identified the teenager as a 17-year-old male. He is actually 19.
    Jun 26, 2016 3:31 PM NT