Update, 3:04 p.m.
Police Chief Richard E. Mannarino said the 20-year-old Brecksville man who fell into a ravine near the Chippewa Creek earlier this morning had been drinking with friends before his fall.
responded to a 911 call shortly after 6 a.m., Mannarino said. The police found the man at the bottom of a cliff in obvious pain. The drop was about 15 feet, and the Fire Department was called to get him out of the ravine.
The man and his friends had been drinking before the fall—Mannarino said police found empty beer bottles and an empty champagne bottle along with a bonfire. His friends had tried to pull him out of the ravine themselves, but the man was in too much pain. When the fire department got him out, he was conscious and complaining of leg pain.
The man had been taken to a hospital, but the extent of his injuries is still unknown.
The three individuals were charged with public intoxication and underage consumption, Mannarino said.
The reported to Chippewa Creek around 6:05 a.m. on Thursday to rescue a man who had fallen into the ravine near the creek.
Fire Chief Ed Egut said the man was about 20 years old and the extent of his injuries is not known at this time. He was taken to a local hospital, where Egut said he thinks the man was taken into surgery.
The department called on Broadview Heights for back-up. The rescue took place behind . Additional information is not available at this time.