Minnesota woman recovering from 80-foot fall at Palisades State Park

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UPDATED 6:50 a.m.

GARRETSON, S.D. (KELO) — A Minnesota woman is recovering from injuries after falling 80 feet at Palisades State Park on Monday.

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says a 28-year-old woman fell from a cliff into the water at 5:30 p.m. The woman hit the side of the cliff several times before entering the water.

Rescue crews got the woman out of the water and she was sent to a hospital for what appeared to be minor injuries.

Authorities stress jumping off the rocks into the water is prohibited at state parks.


10:06 p.m.

Law enforcement confirmed with KELOLAND News that a 28-year-old woman was at Palisades State Park when she reportedly fell 80 feet into the water on Monday evening.

We’re told witnesses saw her hit some rocks on her way down. Several law enforcement agencies from Minnehaha County and Garretson arrived on the scene around 5:30 p.m.

Authorities say she was conscious and talking. Rescue crews were able to get her out of the water a short time later. She was taken to a local hospital, and authorities say her injuries appeared to be minor.

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