The Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, Canada
The Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, Canada iStock

A pregnant Jewish woman, a member of the Chabad-Lubavitch hasidic movement, was hiking near Niagara Falls earlier this week when she slipped and tumbled off a sheer cliff.

At the time, the woman was walking with her husband and children when she slipped and fell over 15 meters (50 feet) down.

According to CrownHeights.info, the family was hiking on the Canadian side of the Falls when the incident occurred.

Speaking to CrownHeights.info, the woman's husband said, "I was ahead with one of the kids when suddenly my daughter comes screaming to me, 'Mommy fell off the cliff.' If you would see this cliff, you would think that's it, it’s finished."

The cliff is sheer, located on an elevated area of the trail, and ends in the water's edge.

By miracle, when the husband called his wife's name, she responded to his call, saying that she was alive and okay, the site added.

The husband continued, "I called the fire department, but since we were a mile into the trail, it took 45 minutes to an hour for them to reach us. In the meantime, three gentlemen climbed down from another portion of the trail to help her. From where we were, there was no way to get down."

The firefighters rappelled down the cliff to help the woman, then took her by tourist boat to safety, CrownHeights.info said.

Upon examination at the hospital, the woman was told that both she and her baby were fine.

The husband recalled, "When the police officer called me later on and was told that my wife and the baby were fine, he was basically crying."