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Boy falls at Silver Falls State Park

 
Boy falls at Silver Falls State Park
Posted January 20th, 2014 @ 6:38am by Brad Ford

A 10-year old boy was hurt Sunday afternoon when he fell from a trail near South Falls while hiking with his father at Silver Falls State Park in Marion County.

The boy was hiking behind his father on a trail near South Falls when he stopped to take a break. The boy leaned against a railing when it gave way and he fell approximately 40 feet down the hill landing in a shallow area of water.

The boy's father went down to his injured son and carried him across the creek where they waited for emergency responders. Personnel from Sublimity Fire District and Woodburn Ambulance arrived on scene and the boy was transported by ATV out of the hiking area to an ambulance.  His injuries are non-life threatening.

 

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