A Twin Cities mother has two out-of-town visitors to thank for saving her child after the stroller carrying her baby careened over an embankment and landed in the rushing Minnehaha Creek below the waterfall on Thursday morning.
The falls are arguably one of the more beautiful spots in the Twin Cities, and Minehaha Park brings in nearly 1 million visitors annually to enjoy the view of the waterfall, the steep cliffs and raging water along the wooded trails.
Yet, that inviting landscape led to a harrowing experience for a mother and her 16-month-old daughter. The toddler was strapped into a runaway stroller that plunged down the rocky embankment and into the roiling water below the falls.
Witnesses said the child’s head was submerged when a Good Samaritan scrambled down and plucked the girl to safety.
No one involved in the scare wanted to be identified publicly.