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14-year-old girl who fell from Derby cliff is stable

A 14-year-old girl who fell from a cliff near Old Lake Shore Road in Derby is in stable condition after undergoing surgery, Town of Evans police said Friday morning.

The girl, whose name was withheld by police, suffered broken bones late Thursday afternoon when the footpath she was walking on collapsed. Fire officials estimated she fell approximately 100 feet.

After emergency crews rappelled down the cliff to reach her, she was taken by boat to Sturgeon Point Marina then airlifted to Erie County Medical Center.

Police Chief Ernest P. Masullo said the fall appears to have been an accident.