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Two people were injured on Saturday after falling over Boulder Falls northwest of Winthrop.

Aero Methow was dispatched Saturday afternoon to a report of an injured six-year-old child who had reportedly fallen over the falls. The child was reported to have been injured in the fall.

Aero Methow arrived and it was found that the child and her father had both gone over the falls which is a fall of approximately 40 feet. Both sustained non-life-threatening injuries and it was determined that both would need assistance getting out from the bottom of a very narrow canyon at the base of the falls. Aero Methow requested Okanogan County respond with their High Angle team to get them out.

Shortly before 6 pm, members of the Okanogan County Volunteer Search and Rescue High Angle Team arrived at the falls. That team was deployed to the bottom of the falls and assisted Aero Methow personnel in preparing the father and daughter for rescue after their injuries were stabilized.

Then, about 20 members of the US Forest Service fire fighting team arrived at the location to assist in the rescue. They cleared brush from the trail to make it safer for the rescue crews to carry the child out on a litter due to her injuries.

About an hour later, the child was removed from the bottom of the falls and was transported to a local hospital along with her father.

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