MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a woman is alive after falling about 40 feet from a cliff at a state park in central Iowa.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 19-year-old Shannon Novak fell Saturday afternoon from a cliff along the Lost Lake Trail at Ledges State Park in Madrid.READ MORE: Hopkins Police Investigating Fatal Shooting At Apartment Building
Novak was with two friends when she lost her footing. Officials estimate she fell about 40 feet onto a ledge.READ MORE: Mass Casualty Simulation Helps Nat'l Guard, Children's Minnesota Practice Treating Kids
Novak was conscious and talking to bystanders when she was rescued. She was taken to a Des Moines hospital for injuries to her back and ankle.MORE NEWS: Amid Missionary Hostage Crisis, Minnesotan From Port-Au-Prince Wishes 'Haiti Would Get The Help They Need'
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