One person was injured in a fall at Backbone State Park Monday night. It happened shortly after 5 p.m. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says a woman was on a trail when she fell about 12 feet off a bluff and rolled down a hill.
The victim, identified only as a 56-year old woman from Evansdale, was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City with multiple injuries. Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere says deputies found two empty pill bottles and a bottle of wine at the scene.
The woman’s husband said his wife was terminally ill with cancer and had recently stopped treatments.
By Janelle Tucker, KMCH, Manchester