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Nevada woman injured after fall from cliff

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A Nevada woman was injured Saturday after an approximately 40-foot fall from a cliff along the Lost Lake Trail located on the southwest side of Ledges State Park in Boone County.

Shannon Novak, 19, was taken by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines after suffering injuries to her back and ankle.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Novak was with two friends when she lost her footing and fell from a sandstone outcropping over the Des Moines River known as Solstice Rock shortly after 1:30 p.m. She was conscious and talking with bystanders when rescuers reached the scene.

Because of the ruggedness of the trail, Novak was instead taken downstream to the waiting ambulance by a boat from the Boone County Search and Rescue.

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