Rochester, N.Y. - Just before 9 p.m. Sunday it was dark and according to one firefighter it was scary too.
A woman was out hiking alone when she fell off a trail and slid approximately 70 feet into a gorge at Maplewood Park. According to Rural/Metro, she is in her late teens.
She clung to a tree branch for about half an hour until firefighters brought her to safety.
The ground was slippery because of the recent rain and rescuers had to work in the dark, but in less than an hour, they brought her to safety.
Some bystanders saw her fall and called 911.
Her name has not been released.
Firefighters say they respond several times a year to that area for rescues, and they caution people against hiking alone, especially at night.
Last month, emergency crews rescued three hikers from the gorge after heavy rain caused the river to rise suddenly and block their way out.