EUCLID, Ohio - When Justice Broadwater went for a walk to Lake Erie Thursday evening, she got a little too close to it for comfort.
The 15-year-old slipped and fell down a 50-foot embankment at the end of East 238th Street in Euclid.
"I was screaming for my life," she said. "I was scared I was not going to be OK because no one could have heard me and I thought I was going to be down there forever."
Justice was about 10 feet from the lake. Her ankle was stuck under rocks and she couldn't move. The battery in her cell phone was so dead it was beeping. But she called 911 and the dispatcher answered.
"Had she not had her cell phone I don't know what the outcome would have been, but it probably wouldn't have been a positive one," said Euclid Fire Department Platoon Chief Will Anderson.
The firefighters who responded are on the Heights Area Special Rescue Team and they're trained for these kinds of emergencies. While they were preparing for the rope rescue, EMTs were tending to the teen's injuries.
"Oh my God. They were like supermen," Justice said.
Her injuries include a sprained ankle, concussion and stiff neck. However, she hobbled over to the fire station Friday to thank her rescuers for a job well done.
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