SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio (AP) -- Several stranded hikers are safe after being rescued from cliffs near a waterfall where they got stuck while climbing in northeast Ohio.
Officials at Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-gah) Valley National Park south of Cleveland say a group of hikers decided to climb a rocky area near Brandywine Falls on Sunday. They got stuck along the way and called for help.
Two children were able to reach the top safely by themselves. Park rangers and fire department crews used ropes to safely rescue three more children and two adults. No major injuries were reported.
Park officials say rock climbing is prohibited in the area near the falls. They urged visitors to be careful and to respect posted warnings and instructions.