Aurora man injured after falling more than 20 feet while in Starved Rock State Park restricted area

LaSALLE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- A man was injured after falling more than 20 feet at Starved Rock State Park Sunday, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

The 23-year-old man from Aurora went into a restricted area of Sandstone Point Overlook around 2:30 p.m. when officials say he fell between 20 and 30 feet.

He suffered injuries to his head, shoulder, hip and leg.

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Officials said he was taken by boat to a nearby field by the Utica Fire Department, where he was then flown to a local hospital in Peoria. He was said to be conscious when he was airlifted, officials added.

The man has been cited for entering a restricted area.
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