Teenager Rescued From Iowa’s Maquoketa Caves State Park

June 25, 2015 / Iowa, United States, North America
Maquoketa Caves State Park.

Maquoketa Caves State Park. Photo by Phil Roeder/flickr

A teenager is recovering after a nasty fall over the weekend at Iowa’s Maquoketa Caves State Park.

KWQC reports that the girl, a track star at Pleasant Valley High School in nearby Bettendorf, was hiking on an unmarked trail on Saturday June 20, when she slipped and fell 6 to 9 meter (20 to 30 feet).

Suffering suspected damaged vertebrae, she was rescued with help from the fire department and was taken to a hospital in Maquoketa.

Later she was transferred to an Iowa City hospital where she is expected to recover.

[via KWQC]

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