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Girl injured in fall at Backbone State Park

BACKBONE STATE PARK -- The Iowa DNR is investigating a fall at Backbone State Park that left a girl injured on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

An 8-year-old Jesup girl was hiking with her family and friends on Backbone Trail around 1:30PM, when she fell nearly 60 feet below. Family members immediately called 911 and the girl was transported to a local hospital and eventually flown by medical helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

The extent of the girl’s injuries is unknown at this time.

The Iowa DNR continues to investigate this incident with the help of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. First responders from Strawberry Point and Dundee also responded to the scene.

Any further information will be released as it becomes available. 

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