A young central Iowa woman survived a fall from a cliff over the weekend. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports 19-year-old Shannon Novak of Nevada was with two friends in Ledges State Park in Boone County when the accident happened Saturday afternoon.
Novak fell about 40 feet from a cliff along the Lost Lake Trail. She was conscious when rescuers reached the scene. First responders had to use a boat to take Novak to an ambulance. She was treated at a Des Moines hospital for injuries to her back and ankle.