Belvidere Teen Seriously Hurt After 50 Foot Fall at Starved Rock


A 17 year old boy from Belvidere is seriously injured after falling 50 feet off a cliff at Starved Rock State Park.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the accident happened shortly before 1 Sunday afternoon. The teen was about 50 from the marked trail when sandstone beneath him gave way, according to the DNR.

He was flown to a hospital in Peoria with serious injuries. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.

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