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Boy falls into gorge in Stow

Boy falls into gorge in Stow

(Stow) – Stow Police spent part of Tuesday morning looking for a boy they thought may have fallen into a gorge with his friend.

At 12:45 a.m., Stow Police Officers were dispatched to Kent Road near Darrow Road regarding juveniles in the area. The kids ran when they saw the cruisers. Officers gave chase behind CVS pharmacy and ultimately behind the Tip Top restaurant.

The juveniles were observed running into the wooded area by the gorge. Officers found that one of the juveniles had apparently jumped over a short wall in an attempt to hide, but had fallen down a rocky cliff into the gorge and was bleeding from the head.

He was approximately 10-15 feet down the gorge and was in danger of falling further. Officers, along with Stow Fire Department were able to rescue him and treat him for his head wound and other injuries. He told the paramedics that he had been temporarily knocked out.

Officers were unable to locate the second juvenile and were concerned that he may have fallen into the gorge. An exhaustive two hours search by Stow Police Officers and Stow Fire Department was conducted in the steep, rocky terrain for the second juvenile.

Further investigation led officers to a nearby residence where the second juvenile was found hiding. He was unaware that his friend had fallen in the gorge and was injured.

The first juvenile who fell in the gorge was a 12-year-old male from Munroe Falls. He was transported by EMS to Akron Children’s Hospital.

The second juvenile was a 15-year-old male and is from Cuyahoga Falls. He was arrested and transported to Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

Both boys were charged with Curfew and Obstructing Official Business and referred to juvenile court.

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