PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Linfield College student hung for 45 minutes from a root above a steep drop-off of a cliff before being aided to safety.
Meads had been hanging onto a root until passing hikers came to help. One of them was Wim Aarts, who climbed nearby trees until he reached Mead.
Aarts says Mead made the rescue easier by remaining calm.
Mead says she has healed from the incident but she still revisits it in her dreams.
She and her rescuers plan to attend a debriefing and counseling session next week.