Teen Falls At Maries County Conservation Area

A 17 year old was taken to the hospital after falling from a rock bridge at Clifty Creek Conservation Area yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon.

According to the Maries County Sheriff’s Office, hikers in the area helped rescuers carry the teen on a stretcher out of the conservation area.

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A life flight helicopter was waiting in a nearby field off Highway W.

The victim suffered injuries to her back and legs and was conscious during the rescue efforts.

She was flown to a trauma center to assess the severity of her injuries.

The girl’s name has not been released.

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