Teen survives 50-foot tumble from Missouri bluff
AUGUSTA (AP) — A Missouri fire official says a teenager has survived a 50-foot fall from a bluff near Augusta west of St. Louis.
Assistant chief Paul Hopen of the Augusta Fire Protection District tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the victim sustained injuries not considered life-threatening during the tumble in Klondike Park.
Hopen says the teenager and his friend were in an area of the park they shouldn't have been, out on the rocks near a cliff, when he slipped and tumbled, and a tree broke his fall.
Hopen says the teenager sustained cuts and bruises and was alert and responsive when he was flown to a St. Louis hospital for evaluation.
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