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Sisters slide off cliff in Troodos

Rescuers responded to a sledding accident involving two sisters on Sunday in Troodos


Two sisters were rescued Sunday in Troodos after their sledge went off track, falling off a cliff some 300 metres.

According to local media, a 19-year-old woman and her young sister, aged 14 were sledding in the snow on Troodos Mountain before noon Sunday, when suddenly their sled went off track with the two females ended up falling off a cliff some 300 metres deep.

An off-duty emergency responder saw the accident and rushed to help the two sisters, while reports said he also communicated with dispatchers at 11:30am, sharing his exact location coordinates.

A helicopter flew over the area and airlifted the two sisters, who were taken to awaiting ambulances. They both ended up in the Emergency Room at Nicosia General Hospital, with reports saying the younger teen had a leg fracture.

Police officers on motorcycles rushed to the narrow streets in the area to make room for the ambulance. There was heavy traffic in the area at the time, according to reports. 

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