Endings don’t get any happier than this.
SooToday reporter Kenneth Armstrong was on scene for the emotional reunion at St. Kateri Outdoor Learning Centre.
"We're so grateful," said Ivan Kerr, Ruby's father, shortly after his daughter exited the OPP helicopter and ran to her family. "What a Mother's Day gift."
The Grade 6 student had hiked approximately 9 km north of the Goulais Avenue learning centre before falling down an embankment, her dad said.
“She tore up her legs pretty good, she went into a lake almost up to her chest,” he said. “She ended up sleeping in the dirt on the side of a trail. She’s tough. She’s going to have a great story for the rest of her life about how she survived.”