News

Mom talking to daughter as teen falls off cliff

Mom talking to daughter as teen falls off cliff

Photo: clipart.com

AP News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A teenager was on the phone with her mother when the 18-year-old slipped down a 30-foot slope while hiking an Alaska mountain.

Mother Shelly LaGrou said Tuesday that she heard daughter Cherelle LaGrou scream and then the line go silent.

She waited, roughly 1,500 miles away in Omak, Washington, to hear her daughter’s voice again.

She tried to keep her daughter calm Sunday while her husband frantically called the teen’s employer, who alerted Alaska State Troopers.

Cherelle LaGrou’s rescue took 45 minutes and was captured by National Geographic Channel reality show “Alaska State Troopers.” It’s expected to air this fall.

The teen, who is working in Alaska this summer, says that before her rescue, she thought she was staring death in the face.

Instead, she sustained only minor scratches.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

World Series scene shifts to California

Fresh
FILE - At left in an Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. At right, in a Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego. Guthrie and Hudson will be the starters for Game 3 of the World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco.

While the Royals send Jeremy Guthrie to the hill, the Giants go with Tim Hudson, who at age 39 makes it to baseball's biggest stage for the first time. Coverage begins at 5pm on KBAI 930AM.

in Entertainment

TLC cancels ‘Honey Boo Boo’

honeybooboo

The hit reality TV show is off the air after allegations family matriarch Mama June is dating a convicted sex offender.

in Sports

Maddon excises opt-out, won’t return to Rays

Fresh
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon looks on during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Minneapolis.

Maddon has managed the Rays for nine seasons, compiling a 754-705 record. He led took Tampa Bay to the playoffs four times and won the AL pennant in 2008.

in Entertainment

Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in new biopic

bale

The "Dark Knight" star will portray the late Apple Computer co-founder.

in National

Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

evenflo

More than 200,000 rear-facing car seats are being recalled.