JACKSON COUNTY – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said a 14-year-old boy was involved in a fall Monday morning at the Little Grand Canyon Hiking Trail southwest of Murphysboro.
According to a press release, a father and son visiting from Louisville, KY were hiking on the trail when the son slipped and began falling out of control towards a waterfall portion of the trail. The son slid over a cliff and fell 20 feet.
The sheriff’s office and area emergency responders arrived to rescue the boy. He was flown from the area to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment of his injuries. His condition is not known at this time.
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