11-Year-Old Scout Falls 60 Feet at Backbone State Park, Iowa

WF Courier reports 11-year-old Kyle fell 60 feet while climbing a cliff at Backbone State Park.

Such climbing is prohibited in the park, officials said.

Mann was with a group of scouts who were hiking. Some of the scouts took a trail to climb out of a ravine but Mann apparently decided to climb the cliff instead, the DNR said.

When he neared the top, he apparently grabbed some vegetation that gave way, causing him to fall, officials said.

Man was taken to a hospital in Manchester before being airlifted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.


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