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 Local Sports

Bells Never Find Footing Against Falcons

bellingham bells pcl logo generic 3

After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning, the Kelowna Falcons never looked back and beat the Bellingham Bells 8-1 Saturday night.

in Local Sports

Kah scores 2 goals to lead Vancouver past Seattle, 3-0 

seattle sounders fc logo on ball

Pa-Modou Kah surpassed his MLS career goal total by scoring twice

in Local Sports

Suzuki’s RBI single in 9th lifts Twins past Mariners, 3-2

minnesota twins logo

Kurt Suzuki hit the winning RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning

in Sports

Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 37 innings

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Kershaw (9-6) struck out seven, walked none and retired his last 15 batters while working on eight days' rest.

in Sports

NBA’s current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

NBA Africa 1

The game got serious in the second half: Chris Paul's Team World rallied to beat Luol Deng's Team Africa 101-97.