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DNR Conservation Officers investigating fall at Mines of Spain

DNR Conservation Officers investigating fall at Mines of Spain

MEDIA CONTACT: Alex Murphy, DNR Public Information Officer, (515) 729-7533, alex.murphy@dnr.iowa.gov

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- On Saturday, June 3, 2017 around 3:40 pm, DNR law enforcement Conservation Officers were notified of a male subject that had fallen from a bluff at the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area.

The incident happened at Horseshoe Bluff, when a group of three men were hiking in an area off of the designated path, which was closed to hikers.

The man who fell has been identified as Andrew Freiburger, 23, of Dubuque. He was conscious after the fall of approximately 40 – 50 feet, in an area of heavy vegetation, trees and rocks.

He was transported to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities do believe alcohol contributed to this fall.

The DNR continues to investigate this incident.

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