One Killed, Another Injured in Separate Cliff Falls in Region

One Killed, Another Injured in Separate Cliff Falls in Region

(WRXX) – One person was killed and another injured in separate falls over the weekend from two cliff areas in southern Illinois.

According to officials in Union County, a woman died after falling from a cliff Saturday at the Inspiration Point Observation Area, near Grand Tower.

Inspiration Point is an observation point located around 375 feet above ground level in an extremely rural area of Union County, according to the USDA.

Then on Sunday, the Goreville Fire Department requested a rope rescue after receiving a report of a woman falling at Ferne Clyffe State Park. Officials reported the woman suffered trauma after falling approximately 20 feet.

Air Evac was dispatched the park that’s popular area for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.

Fire crews with Lake of Egypt and Marion also helped, as well as, Johnson County ambulance service.

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