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UPDATE: Teen Falls 40 Feet at Maquoketa Caves State Park

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A park ranger at Maquoketa Caves State Park in Jackson County, Ia. said Sunday a 14-year-old Illinois boy is alive with a badly broken ankle after falling from a bluff at the park Saturday morning.

The boy was airlifted to an area hospital after falling about 40 feet while he was trying to climb into what he thought was a cave, the DNR said. 

Rangers told us they got a call just before 11:30 Saturday morning, saying the young man had fallen.

They responded, along with Maquoketa Fire and Rescue, Jackson County Regional Health Center Ambulance and the Iowa DNR.

Park rangers at the state park say, unfortunately, accidents do happen at the park and they don't feel they need to change any of the safety measures the park takes. 

The park posts its rules online, in brochures and on signs around the park and asks hikers and cave explorers follow those rules.

The teen's name has not yet been released. 

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