Two teenagers expected to recover after falling into ravine, getting stranded

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DALHOUSIE, N.B. - Police say two teenage girls are expected to recover after falling into a ravine and getting stranded for hours in the woods in Dalhousie, N.B.

RCMP say at 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday they received a call from a girl on a cellphone who said she and another girl had fallen down a steep ravine next to a walking trail.

The girls, aged 14 and 16, were not injured but were not dressed for cold weather and were showing signs of hypothermia and frostbite when police arrived.

Police officers pulled them up using their batons and carried them out of the woods.

Officers say the girls had been stuck at the bottom of the ravine since about 10 a.m., and were brought out of the woods at around 2 p.m.

Police say they were taken to the Campbellton Regional Hospital, where they were treated for exposure and later released.

Organizations: Campbellton Regional Hospital

Geographic location: DALHOUSIE

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