DALHOUSIE, N.B. – Two teenage girls are expected to make a full recovery after being stranded in the woods near the Dalhousie Regional High School for several hours.
On January 15, 2013, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the RCMP received a call from a girl on a cell phone who said she and another girl had fallen down a steep ravine off a walking trail, about one kilometer behind the high school.
The girls, aged 14 and 16, were not injured, but were not dressed for cold weather and had lost their shoes when they slipped down the hill. When police arrived, the girls were showing signs of hypothermia and frostbite. Police officers pulled them to safety using their batons and carried them out of the woods.
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. They were transported to the Campbellton Regional Hospital where they were treated for exposure and later released.