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Woman who went over Racehorse Falls rescued after grabbing rock

Associated Press

BELLINGHAM – Authorities say a woman who went over a small waterfall in northwestern Washington was able to grab a rock in the middle of the raging creek and was later rescued.

The Bellingham Herald reported the 25-year-old woman slipped while taking photos near Racehorse Falls on Saturday evening.

Whatcom County Fire District 14 Chief Jerry Debruin said she was carried over at least one of the smaller upper falls.

He said despite being injured the woman grabbed onto a rock and hauled herself out of the water onto a ledge above a large waterfall.

Debruin said that was probably the last rock she could have grabbed.

He said the rescue was difficult in part because the canyon has sheer rock walls.

The woman was eventually taken to a local hospital.