Girl survives 70 foot fall off cliff in Cecil Co

Posted at 2:17 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 14:17:19-05

A teen girl who fell 70 feet off the side of a cliff in Port Deposit this week is warning others of the danger of getting too close to the edge.

Rebecca Ashman posted on Facebook Wednesday that she was still in Maryland Shock Trauma Center because of extensive burns, liver and lung injuries along with other injuries.

"Never in a million years did I think that I would be one of those people who gets too close to the edge, loses their balance, and just goes but I'm living proof that it can happen to anyone,” Ashman wrote. “I feel like I was hit by a train but it’s getting better.”

Ashman said she is lucky to be alive.

“I fell about 70 feet off the side of a cliff and am beyond lucky to be alive right now with only minimal injuries,” she continued in the post. “I know personally I will never be going back again and I really hope some of you will weigh the risks before you go up just to see a nice view and get some cool pictures.”

Cecil County Emergency Services confirmed they responded to an incident Tuesday in the area of South Main Street and Bainbridge Road in Port Deposit. People climbing on the cliffs around the Conowingo Dam tend to be more of a concern, a spokeswoman said, but there are steep cliffs in Port Deposit that are also dangerous.


A lot of you have been hearing about the teenage girl who fell off the side of the cliff at the eye in Port Deposit...

Posted by Rebecca Ashman on Wednesday, March 9, 2016