Boardman police investigate woman’s fall into ravine

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Boardman police are investigating after receiving a report that a woman fell down into a ravine

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Boardman police are investigating after receiving a report that a woman fell down into a ravine.

Officers got a call about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday from a sanitation worker saying that a woman was in a ravine in the Forest Lawn Cemetery near Shields Road and Glenwood Avenue.

When police arrived, the woman had managed to crawl from the ravine into a wooded area where she was rescued by firefighters. Police said the woman was in pain, holding her right leg and that is could possibly be broken, according to a police report. She was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

Police said the victim is from the Ashtabula area and was staying at a Boardman motel when she decided to go for a walk and fell.

The woman told investigators that she walked into the wooded area to use the bathroom and stumbled down into the 10 to 15-foot rocky bottom of the ravine

The sanitation worker told police that he was flagged down by a man who said he lived nearby and discovered the woman in the ravine. The man wanted the sanitation worker to call 911 because he didn’t have any cell service, police said.

As the sanitation worker got out of his truck to look for the woman, the unidentified man left the area.

Boardman attempted to make contact with nearby neighbors but did not locate the man who flagged down the sanitation worker.

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