Teen injured in fall from cliff at a Missouri State Forest

11 months 7 hours 44 minutes ago April 27, 2016 Apr 27, 2016 Wednesday, April 27 2016 Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:59:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

HIGHLANDVILLE - Authorities say a teenager is recovering after falling 60 to 70 feet from a cliff at Busiek State Forest in southwestern Missouri.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the victim was flown by helicopter to a hospital after the fall about 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Christian County Sheriff's Lt. James Lofton says the teen was hiking near the park's quarry when she lost her footing and tumbled to a ledge.

Lofton says the teen is recovering from her injuries, though he did not immediately know her condition.

The victim's name has not been released.

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