AUBURN | A 44-year-old Auburn mother and her 2-year-old son were rescued by the Auburn Fire Department Wednesday after falling down a 35-foot embankment along the Owasco River, according to fire officials.
The mother was walking and pushing her child in a stroller on a path on Mill Street along the river around 8 p.m. Wednesday, according the the AFD. The mother lost her footing and she, along with the stroller and the toddler, fell 35 feet to the rocks beside the river. The area of the fall was north of the Mill Street dam on the west side of the Owasco River.
A passer-by heard the mother yelling for help and called the Auburn Police Department, which responded first to the scene, according to the fire department. The APD then called the AFD to assist with the rescue.
A rescue truck and specialized equipment were used to extricate the mother and child from the bottom of the embankment. Both victims were conscious and alert when they reached the top and were transported to Upstate University Hospital with unknown injuries.