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Teens stable after fall from park cliff


BIRMINGHAM — The two teens injured over the weekend from a fall down a cliffside in Schoepfle Garden remain hospitalized but are stable with good prognoses, according to a parks official.

Jim Ziemnik, director of the Lorain County Metro Parks, said Monday the girl was in stable condition with a fractured arm and collarbone.

The boy was under observation in an intensive care unit with a bruised lung and broken arm, Ziemnik said.

“They’re monitoring him in ICU, but his prognosis is good,” Ziemnik said.

The 15- and 16-year-old were flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland following a two-hour effort to raise them up a 60- to 75-foot cliff.

Officials did not release the teens’ names.

Ziemnik said Monday he expected to meet with the Metro Park’s Chief Ranger Paul Hruby to review a report on park rangers’ investigation of the teens’ fall.

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