Teen survives fall near Noccalula Falls

GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) - A teenager is in the hospital after surviving a fall near Noccalula Falls.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon. Authorities said the teenager escaped from Mountain View Hospital, a facility for patients with mental health issues and drug problems, then jumped off a cliff near the falls, falling 40 feet below.

The teen was taken to the hospital for treatment. The teen's condition was not known.

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